Speedy Pear and Pecan Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Speedy Pear and Pecan Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Speedy Pear and Pecan Salad

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"This sophisticated salad of fresh pears, pecans, and Italian greens tossed with Italian dressing can be made in minutes to accompany fall meals."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place the salad greens, pear pieces, pecans, and mozzarella cheese in a bowl. Pour the Italian dressing over the salad mixture, and toss to coat evenly.
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Feb 23, 2009

I love this salad! However, I have modified it over time...instead of mozzarella cheese, I use crumbled feta; I bake the pecans in the oven, to give them a little more crunch; and, in place of Italian dressing (any dressing works!), I use Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing. More pear works, too, and I am thinking about adding mandarin sections (canned) to add some color. This salad is so easy to make and carry the ingredients (even when camping), it is my favorite salad to take to potlucks.

Dec 23, 2008

I followed the basics for this recipe but made the following changes: I used pecan pralines. Made my own by drizzling pecans with pure maple syrup and baked at 350 degrees for around 10 minutes on a baking sheet lined with a silicone liner. Added shredded asiago cheese instead of mozarella, shredded carrots and left the skin on the pear. I cheated on the dressing by using Renee's ready made "Ravin Raspberry" vinegraitte. The tang of the asiago worked well with the sweetness of the pecans. Family enjoyed this salad.

Sep 04, 2007

Fast, easy & yummy! I used Raspberry Vinaigrette as the dressing and it is just perfect. I also left the skins on the pear so it would have more fiber.

Mar 23, 2009

This was delicious! Next time I'll toast the pecans for added flavor. I made my own balsamic viniagrette salad dressing since I was out of bottled dressing. This was so good and so fast and easy too. Thanks for the great salad, I enjoyed this a lot!

Feb 13, 2008

This was a nice salad. I didn't have pecans on hand so I used walnuts. For the dressing I used a herbed bacon. Next time I will try adding a few veggies.

Jun 10, 2009

Very good salad. Made with "Sweet Coated Pecans" and hubby loved it! I may add some dried cranberries next time for a little more color.

Mar 21, 2011

Delicious! I changed it quite a bit by using Gorgonzola cheese, toasting the pecans, using a red pear and a green one and adding sliced strawberries and Craisins, since they were handy. The dressing I used was Strawberry Chardonnay by Marzetti, which is the best fruity dressing I've ever tasted. Oh, for the greens, I used mainly baby spinach and added green leaf lettuce to that.

Oct 14, 2009

Mmm, really liked this salad! :) I did double the cheese and pecans, but that is just personal prefereance. It was so pretty and easy...thank you for sharing!!!


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  • Calories
  • 154 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 287 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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