Salad with Pears and Candied Pecans

Salad With Pears And Candied Pecans Recipe

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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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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
  • 3
    pears, cored and sliced
  • 1 c
    pecan halves
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, washed and large stems picked out
  • ·
    bleu cheese crumbles

How to Make Salad with Pears and Candied Pecans


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Place pecans in a wax or aluminum paper lined baking sheet. Allow to cool completely. Break apart with finger and set aside.
  4. 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.

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About Salad with Pears and Candied Pecans

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

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