Pear Salad

Pear Salad

Probably one of our favorite salads—ever.


1 Dijon vinaigrette
2 T butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 T sugar (I recently used about 1 T of honey and 1 T of agave nectar instead of sugar and it was just as delicious)
1/8 tsp. salt
Romaine, spinach, ice-burg or your favorite salad blend
3 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced
1 cup crumbled blue cheese (gorgonzola is super yummy too)


 5 T olive oil
3 T finely chopped shallots or sweet onion
2 T white wine vinegar
1 T Dijon mustard
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper

Add ingredients into a sealed container and shake to combine.  Also, I usually double this dressing recipe.


Melt butter, add pecans, cook 4-5 minutes until toasted.  Sprinkle with sugar (or honey and agave nectar) and salt and cook 1 minute.  Transfer to a bowl to cool.  Add pears together with lettuce, toss and sprinkle with pecans and blue cheese.

Recipe courtesy of Susan Lombard

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