This salad is a true variety of greens and flavored with the great taste of Pear slices that are toasted with dash of sugar. It is a great salad for luncheons and it can be served with grilled chicken, grilled beef or even smoked salmon. We will need the following items for our salad!
Details:Prep Time : 20min Cook Time : 5-6min Ready Time :25 min Servings : serves 4-6
Salad:8 cups of mixed salad greens (pre-washed) 1/4 cup Red Onion ( round thin slices) 2 tbsp Pecans ( roasted and in small pieces) 1/2 cup Strawberries ( washed and sliced) 1 tbsp Boursin Cheese ( or goat cheese) Salt Pepper ( fresh ground pepper)
Pear:2 cups Pears ( peeled, cored and small slices) 1 1/2 tbsp Sugar 2 tsp lemon Juice 1 tbsp olive oil
Dressing:1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup honey 2/3 cup white wine vinegar 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp mustard
We are first going to prepare pear slices for our salad. This will give us time for cooling our pears before we mix it in with the greens. Peeling and coring the 2 pears will be our first step. After peeling the pears halve them lengthwise. Scoop out the core and take out the seeds. Slice the pear into small strips and pour 2 tsp of lemon juice over the pear slices to prevent browning. Place the slices into a small frying pan by adding 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 1/2tbsp sugar mix well over reduced heat.
Simmer for 15 minutes or until it is golden color in the frying pan. Remove pears from the pan and place them to a small plate to cool before we use it for our salad.
Place 8 cups of mixed salad greens into a large bowl. Add sliced red onions, chopped pecans, sliced strawberries.
For our dressing combine sugar, honey, white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, mustard together and mix until well blended.
Add dressing into the salad mixture and toss well. Add the pears and , and Boursin cheese ( or goat cheese is fine too) on top. Finally sprinkle with salt and ground pepper.
We can serve this salad with smoked salmon, grilled chicken or grilled meat. I have used this time smoked salmon on the side and placed on top some capers to decorate.