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

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 320kcal
Author Sara Welch


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


  • 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.



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