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!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚
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 Iโ€™m curious- who loves nuts in salad and who does not? Leave me a ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ if you do. My husband always picks them out, lol.๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Ingredients:

CANDIED WALNUTS โ€‹

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

DRESSING

  • ยผ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ยผ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot โ€“ minced
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper

SALAD

  • 16-ounce bag mixed greens โ€“ organic
  • 1 ripe pear โ€“ thinly sliced, stem and seeds removed
  • ยผ cup dried cranberries
  • ยฝ cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. 01.ย 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.ย 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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