Pecan-Pear Green Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
This lovely salad adds a special touch to any meal. The juicy pear slices, toasted pecans and mixed greens are coated in tangy vinaigrette dressing that's a pleasant complement to a sweet and crunchy combination. -Katie Nicklas Ridgway, Pennsylvania


  • 1 large ripe red pear, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, saute pear in 1 tablespoon butter until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. In a small skillet, saute pecans in remaining butter until lightly browned, about 5 minutes; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  2. Divide salad greens between two salad plates; arrange pears over greens. Sprinkle with pecans. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, pepper and remaining salt. Drizzle over salad.