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Pear Salad with Roasted Pear Vinaigrette

Pear Salad with candied walnuts, pomegranate, red onion, crumbled blue cheese, and a simple roasted pear vinaigrette. This festive salad is perfect for any holiday meal.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keywords gluten free, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 302.79 kcal

Ingredients

For the Roasted Pear Vinaigrette:

  • 1 large ripe pear, peeled, cored, and cut in half
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Salad:

  • 1 head Red Leaf or Romaine Lettuce, washed and roughly-chopped
  • 2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup candied walnuts
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese or Gorgonzola cheese
  • ΒΌ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the pear halves on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Place the pan in the oven and roast the pear for 10 to 15 minutes or until soft. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
  3. To make the vinaigrette, place the roasted pear, remaining 1/3 cup olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, shallot, honey, salt, and pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. To assemble the salad, place the lettuce in a large bowl. Top with the sliced pears, candied walnuts, blue cheese, red onion, and pomegranate arils.
  5. Drizzle with roasted pear vinaigrette and toss. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Pear Salad with Roasted Pear Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302.79 Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.19g33%
Saturated Fat 3.09g15%
Cholesterol 5.63mg2%
Sodium 191.16mg8%
Potassium 150.63mg4%
Carbohydrates 26.3g9%
Fiber 4.3g17%
Sugar 18.02g20%
Protein 3.82g8%
Vitamin A 284.33IU6%
Vitamin C 6.22mg8%
Calcium 58.81mg6%
Iron 0.63mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.