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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!