Warm Pear Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


8-10 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
Pear slices tossed with salad greens, red onion and blue cheese are drizzled with tangy raspberry vinaigrette in this refreshing salad. After enjoying a similar dish at a restaurant, I came home and worked up my own version. My family declared it a winner. -Marjorie Zalewski, Toledo, Ohio


  • 3 large ripe pears, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 6 slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute pear slices for 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender. On salad plates, arrange the greens, pears, onion, blue cheese and sunflower kernels.
  2. In a blender, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Drizzle over salads.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 243 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.