Pear-Fect Pecan Salad

This Pear-Fect Pecan Salad is a close cousin to our delicious Blueberry Pecan Salad, so if you liked that one, we think you’re going to love our pear-based salad too!

With the onset of fall comes fall fruit, like the local pears we use in this salad. We wait until the pears are perfectly ripe, juicy and sweet–the best way to enjoy a pear. Chopped into bite-size pieces, the pear pieces pair excellently with grated Parmesan, our housemade caramelized pecans, and our maple vinaigrette.

Just like with the Blueberry Pecan salad, as long as you’ve caramelized the pecans ahead of time, you can throw this salad together at a moment’s notice. Enjoy!

pear-fect pecan salad

Pear-Fect Pecan Salad

A sweet-savory salad, perfect for the fall season.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Keyword: pear, pecan, salad
Servings: 6 people

Equipment

  • 1 salad bowl
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 chef's knife
  • 1 Food Processor or Blender

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 1 pound Perkins' salad mix
  • 12 ounces ripe pear cut into bite-size pieces
  • 12 ounces Parmesan grated
  • 6 ounces caramelized pecans rough chopped

For the Maple Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cranks black pepper

Instructions

For the Maple Vinaigrette

  • Place all ingredients in food processor or blender. Blend thorougly until all ingredients are combined.

For the Salad

  • Place salad greens in large bowl. Top with pear pieces, grated Parmesan, and caramelized pecans. Drizzle maple vinaigrette over top. Alternatively, portion out the salad mix into 6 individual bowls and divide toppings accordingly. Drizzle with dressing, top with croutons if desired, and enjoy!

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