Recipe by Erin
"A mix of juicy pears, sweetened nuts, dried cherries, and feta cheese makes this is a show-stopping sweet salad! The taste and colors will impress! You may add more of the pear syrup to the dressing to make it thinner, or increase the amount of yogurt for creamier results."
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1 (15.25 ounce) can
pears in light syrup, drained reserving syrup
white wine vinegar
fat-free vanilla yogurt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 (10 ounce) package
mixed salad greens
1/2 (10 ounce) bag
pear - peeled, cored and sliced
crumbled feta cheese
Decrease salt to a pinch, 1/8 tsp, and a little less vinegar! It makes all the difference in the world, and you have a sweet pear puree to drizzle over your greens and fruit! Perfect!
I did not care for this recipe. Making the nuts the way it says, when the sugar hardens, the pan and utinsels used are coated with an extremly hard sugar. I did not care for the dressing. I threw it out and made something different.
salad with fruit and feta was great. candied walnuts were perfect. the dressing was awful!!! replace it with something else and you have a great salad.
YUMMY! This salad is light and refreshing. My husband loved it, especially with the surgared walnuts on it. It is sweet but oh so good. Thanks
What a great find. Fixed this for a friends birthday it was a huge hit.
Even the dressing which I wasn't sure about. Thanks for sharing
I like the overall concept of this salad, it makes me think of a salad you could find at any chain sandwich/bakery shop. I am NOT too horribly crazy about the dressing flavour, I scaled the salt back to 1/4 tsp and the white wine vinegar to 2 Tbsp, and that wasn't the issue I had. I didn't like the flavour the honey gave. I think that if I make the vinaigrette again that I'll use Lyles Golden syrup.
Over all this is a nice refreshing change of pace!
Interesting combination but tasted good. Nice change of pace from a true vinagrette dressing> thanks for sharing!
I used cranberries instead of cherries, gorgonzola instead of feta, added small cubes of green apple for more people. I also baked the walnuts for eight minutes in the oven first to roast, and cooked sugar mixure in pan mixed later, layed them on wax paper
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fresh Pear and Cherry Salad with Vanilla Pear Vinaigrette
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 989
** Calories from Fat: 442
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