Food, Lunch & Dinner Entrees, Raw, Salads

Fall-icious Pear Salad

This salad is so tasty and with the pecans, pears and easy yet delicious maple-balsamic vinaigrette, it is perfectly at home on a table for any fall feast.

Serves 2-3


For the Salad:

1 Bartlett Pear, thinly sliced

3-4 cups Spinach-Arugula Mix

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette, recipe follows

Candied Pecans, recipe follows


Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 tsp Sweet Yellow Onion OR 1 Small Shallot, finely chopped

4 tsp Maple Syrup

2 tsp White Balsamic Vinegar

1 tsp Dijon Mustard

⅛ tsp Sea Salt

Dash of Black Pepper

4 tbsp (Extra Virgin) Olive Oil


Candied Pecans

1 cup Raw Pecans

2 tbsp Agave or Maple



For the Candied Pecans:

Coat pecans in agave or maple.  Spread across a plate.  Cover and set aside.  I let these set overnight to allow the pecans to absorb as much of the excess moisture as is possible.

For the Salad:

Toss pears, spinach and arugula in a medium mixing bowl.  Top with candied pecans and set aside while you make your dressing.

For the Dressing:

Combine all ingredients except the olive oil.  Stir to combine then add the oil while stirring in.  If allowed to sit, you will want to shake or stir to combine immediately prior to pouring onto the salad.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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