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!

★★★★★ 1 vote
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


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

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