Autumn Pear Salad

 

Ingredients for Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

Ingredients for Salad

  • ​1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts

  • 1 Tbsp. Salted Butter

  • 1 Tbsp. packed Light Brown Sugar

  • 7 oz. Spring Salad and Spinach blend

  • 2 oz. Parmesan Cheese- shaved

  • 2 Pears

  • 1/3 cup dried Sweetend Cranberries

 

Directions

For vinaigrette: add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, dijon mustard,  and diced shallot in a blender. Season with salt and pepper. Blend until well emulsified, about 20 seconds. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

 

For Candied Walnuts:  Melt butter along with brown sugar over medium heat in a medium skillet. Once melted, stir constantly until caramelized, about 2 minutes. Transer to plate to cool.

 

For Salad: Layer lettuce and pears in a large bowl and toss with dressing, top with shaved parmesan, dried cranberried and  candied walnuts and serve. 

 

Try this salad with Vanilla Orange Balsamic or Cranberry Walnut Balsamic.

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