Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pear Salad...

This is my new favorite salad!
1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces.
3 pears cored and chopped
5 ounces Feta Cheese crumbled up
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
3-4 strips of very crisp bacon crumbled
1/3 cups white sugar
3/4 cup pecans
2-3 tablespoons of water
1/3 cup olive oil
6 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 Tablespoons white sugar
2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
a smidge of black pepper to taste
In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/3 cup sugar, 3/4 cup pecans and 2-3 T water continually until sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Transfer nuts to waxed paper and allow to cool. Break into pieces.
Dressing: Blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 tsp. white sugar, garlic, salt and pepper
In large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, cheese, bacon, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad and sprinkle with pecans. Serve.


Janice said...


Blake said...

interesting I might have to give it a go

Shelese said...


this link is to one that used to be my favorite but yours has bacon...i think I might have found a new fav :)

Jacquelyn Sherry said...

looks good!

Circe said...

I wish I had some of that right now! I do my pecans in the microwave and they turn out. Maybe the saucepan is easier. I might have to make that tomorrow!

love.boxes said...

What a great blog Shelese.. thanks for the tip!