The Pear Salad with Pecans is a culinary masterpiece that celebrates the harmony of autumn season ingredients. In this recipe, we will embark on a journey to create a salad that not only tantalizes the palate but also pleases the eye.
With each bite, you'll savor the delicate, juicy sweetness of ripe pears, the satisfying crunch of toasted pecans, and the gentle embrace of a perfectly balanced dressing.
– Cook Time: 25 mins – Total Time: 35 mins – Servings: 4-6
For the pear salad – 1 ripe pear – 1 shallot – ½ cup pecan pieces – 8 cups mixed baby greens – ½ cup pomegranate seeds – ⅓ cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles (or feta cheese or goat cheese; omit for vegan)
For the dressing – ¼ cup granulated sugar (or honey) – ¼ cup white vinegar – 1 teaspoon dry mustard – 1 teaspoon onion flakes – ¼ teaspoon kosher salt – ½ cup grapeseed oil* (or other neutral oil like organic
vegetable or canola) – 1 tablespoon poppy seeds