Balsamic Pear and Candied Pecan Salad

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
The combination of fresh pears and pecans in this salad will whet your appetite to start off a meal to remember. The combination of greens are perfect with the sweet taste of pears and nutty pecans.



  1. Toss pears with 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the vinegar and spread onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Roast in preheated 400 F (200 C) oven for about 12 minutes or until tender and golden; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a small skillet. Stir in brown sugar until melted. Add pecans and stir to coat. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes over medium heat. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, combine greens, pepper and roasted pear.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining balsamic vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle over greens and toss to coat well. Divide among plates and sprinkle with pecans.
Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Pear and Candied Pecan Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 15g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 90%
Vitamin C 160%
Calcium 6%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe developed by Emily Richards

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