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Warm Pear Salad Recipe

Warm Pear Salad Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 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 or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar or cider 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. In a blender, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Drizzle over salads; serve immediately. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"This is a wonderful spring salad, filled with color and flavor. I love the perk this dressing gives to the salad. I have made this a few times, always with raves from guests."

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