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A bowl of pear salad with pomegranate, blue cheese and candied pecans.
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Pear Salad

This pear salad recipe is mixed greens with fresh sliced pears, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese and candied pecans, all tossed in a homemade balsamic dressing. A fresh and colorful salad option that pairs perfectly with chicken, fish and pork.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword pear salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 320kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 6 cups mixed spring greens
  • 1 pound pears firm but ripe, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds can substitute dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans chopped

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the mixed greens, pears, pomegranate seeds, blue cheese and pecans in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the pear mixture, gently toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg