Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter Pear Salad

Staying in this Valentines Weekend?  
Enjoy this beautiful salad as part of your Valentines dinner menu!

Winter Pear Salad

5 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
Salt and fresh ground pepper

Mix dressing ingredients in jar, shake well and refrigerate.


½ head green leaf lettuce, washed and torn
½ head red leaf lettuce, washed and torn
2 ripe d’anjou pears, thinly sliced
2 ounces Asiago cheese, shredded
½ cup cashews, toasted*

In salad bowl, combine greens, 1 ½ sliced pears, cheese, and ¾ of the dressing. Arrange remaining pears, cashews and sprinkle some extra cheese over salad. Drizzle remaining dressing.

*Toasted cashews: place on foil-lined baking sheet and toast at 350°F for 10 minutes.

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morgan and whitney. said...

we made this last week and paired it with lasagna. it was delicious and a new favorite salad!

Amy Etherington said...

Thanks for was delicious!!

savvy said...

I like the cashews in the salad!!

Stacey said...

Yummy recipes - they all look wonderful! Can't wait to try a few. Your jewelry designs are beautiful as well - I too am a jewelry designer and know what you mean about jewelry being an "obsessive kind of love"!! :) Have a terrific week!