Salad with Prosciutto, Caramelized Pears, & Walnuts

Amanda Smith


This is a fantastic recipe that consists of so many different flavors you will be very impressed. The combination of orange flavored vinaigrette and prosciutto will make your mouth happy.

Side Notes:

The vinaigrette makes a wonderful marinade for grilled chicken and pork.

Granny Smith apple's work well as a substitute for the pears.

Add a finishing touch by sprinkling some crumbled blue cheese or gorganzola on the salad.


★★★★★ 2 votes

25 Min
15 Min
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2 c
orange juice
2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
red onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp
white sugar
1 Tbsp
dry white wine
salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
3/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
salted butter
green anjou pears, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges
1 c
walnut halves
1/2 c
white sugar
1/4 c
1/4 lb
prosciutto, cut into thin strips
romaine lettuce hearts, rinsed and torn

How to Make Salad with Prosciutto, Caramelized Pears, & Walnuts


  • 1Heat the orange juice over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan, whisking often, until it is reduced by 1/4.
  • 2Add to blender, along with the vinegar, onion, 1 cup sugar, wine, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.
  • 3Then, while blending on a low speed, slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil to thicken the dressing.
  • 4Chill until ready to use.
  • 5Melt the salted butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • 6Saute the pears and nuts in butter for 3 minutes.
  • 7Add 1/2 cup sugar and water and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown and caramelized.
  • 8Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • 9Combine the prosciutto, lettuce and the pear and walnut mixture in a medium bowl.
  • 10Add the pre-made vinaigrette and toss to coat.

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About Salad with Prosciutto, Caramelized Pears, & Walnuts

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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