Fall Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts
October 12, 2020

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 2 min
Servings: 2-3

The only salad you will need this weekend!πŸπŸ‚
Love a simple salad with a bit of sweet crunch…this fall pear candied walnut salad with balsamic drizzle hits all the notes! I always mix a dressing at the beginning of the week as part of my prep. This one is so easy and matches with many different salad greens.
And I’m curious- who loves nuts in salad and who does not? Leave me a πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ if you do. My husband always picks them out, lol.πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ



  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon


  • ΒΌ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ΒΌ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot – minced
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper


  • 16-ounce bag mixed greens – organic
  • 1 ripe pear – thinly sliced, stem and seeds removed
  • ΒΌ cup dried cranberries
  • Β½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. 01.Β In a medium sized skillet heat the coconut oil and sugar over medium-high heat until bubbling. Add the walnuts, maple syrup, salt and cinnamon.
  2. 02.Β Stirring to coat the walnuts for 3-4 minutes until fragrant and most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. 03. Add the ingredients for the dressing into a jar. Shake vigorously with the lid on to combine.
  4. 04. Add the mixed green into a large bowl. Pour over the dressing and mix to coat the salad leaves. Top with sliced pear, dried cranberries, feta cheese and candid walnuts.
  5. 05. Enjoy right away.


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