Salad With Pears And Candied Pecans Recipe

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Salad with Pears and Candied Pecans

Elizabeth Mire


My cousin Teresa made this as her contribution to our Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit!
My family, especially my oldest son, kept eating it through the week until it was gone!

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12 or more


30 Min


10 Min


assorted salad greens, washed and dried
creamy italian salad dressing
ranch salad dressing
2 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
¼ to ½ medium
pears, cored and sliced
1 c
pecan halves
1 bunch
cilantro, washed and large stems picked out
bleu cheese crumbles

Directions Step-By-Step

Put the onion, cilantro, one part creamy Italian, one part ranch dressing, and balsamic vinegar in a blender and process until smooth. Taste and add more vinegar, if not tangy enough or more ranch dressing, if too tangy.
Put the brown sugar and pecans in a non-stick skillet and cook on medium low until sugar melts, toss to coat pecans. Do not cook too long or it will burn.
Place pecans in a wax or aluminum paper lined baking sheet. Allow to cool completely. Break apart with finger and set aside.
To assemble: put the greens (I use Italian blend) in a salad bowl, place the pears on top of the greens, put the pecans on top of the pears and sprinkle with bleu cheese crumbles. Serve with dressing on the side.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Salads, Lettuce Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #pecans, #cilantro, #pears