Pear and Lettuce Salad
Serves: 4 servings
  • ⅓ cup pecans or walnuts
  • ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 30oz (800g) lettuce mix (I used butter lettuce)
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2oz (60g) crumbled cheese (gorgonzola or feta)
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
  1. Get your produce ready, peel and slice everything.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat combine pecans or walnuts with 3 tablespoons of the sugar ( or more if you need to). Cook and stir until the sugar melts and caramelizes. Transfer coated pecans to a sheet of wax paper or aluminium foil; let cool and chop into pieces.
  3. Get the dressing ready; in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard, garlic and remaining sugar. Slowly add oil then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a large serving bowl layer lettuce, pears, cheese, avocado and green onions. Add dressing; toss to coat then sprinkle with cooled pecans and serve.
Recipe by CookingGlory at