Go Back
+ servings
Print
Pear Salad is the best salad for autumn and winter! Make the best out of this fruit by preparing this light and refreshing side dish for your savory meals! #salad #fallrecipes #pear #pearsalad #sweetandsavorymeals

Pear Salad Recipe

Pear Salad is the best salad for autumn and winter! Make the best out of this fruit by preparing this light and refreshing side dish for your savory meals!

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Pear Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 445 kcal

Ingredients

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salad:

  • 1/2 cup candied pecans roughly chopped
  • 8 oz salad greens blend
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shaved NOT grated
  • 2 pears sliced thinly - Bartlett or Anjou pears work great
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese or goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:

  1. Add all the Balsamic Vinaigrette ingredients to a food processor and blend for about 20 seconds until combined. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  2. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to use.

Salad:

  1. Layer spinach and pears in a large bowl, add 3/4 of the dressing and toss to combine.
  2. Top with parmesan, dried cranberries, and candied pecans.
  3. Serve garnished with feta cheese or goat cheese. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Pear Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 482mg21%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 199IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 258mg26%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.