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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
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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 445kcal

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:

  • 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.
  • Store in refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to use.

Salad:

  • Layer spinach and pears in a large bowl, add 3/4 of the dressing and toss to combine.
  • Top with parmesan, dried cranberries, and candied pecans.
  • Serve garnished with feta cheese or goat cheese. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 1mg