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Fall Harvest Salad Recipe

Fall Harvest Salad Recipe

Tender lettuce and ripe pears are fantastic with the tangy vinaigrette. You'll want to sneak a couple of the sugared pecans when you assemble the salad! —Taste of Home Cooking School
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • SALAD:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups torn leaf lettuce


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, chives, sugar, salt and cayenne; whisk in cream until well combined. Set aside.
  • 2. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat; stir in pecans and sugar. Cook and stir until pecans are toasted and coated with sugar. Remove pecans to paper towels to drain and cool.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the pear slices, lettuce, pecans and 1/3 cup vinaigrette and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.