Asian Pear Salad with Pecans

Asian Pear Salad with PecansRecipe
Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker
Time: 20 minutes. This salad is all about bold contrasts: crisp pears and pecans with tender frisée, and maple syrup with sharp blue cheese.
Serves 12


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1/4 cup Champagne vinegar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 to 3 heads frisée (about 12 oz.), ends trimmed and leaves separated
2 Asian pears, halved and thinly sliced
1 cup pecans, toasted
3/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese


Whisk together first 5 ingredients. In a large serving bowl, combine frisée, pears, and pecans. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss well to coat. Sprinkle cheese on top and give another quick toss.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

October 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 186
Caloriesfromfat 84 %
Protein 2.7 g
Fat 18 g
Satfat 3.3 g
Carbohydrate 6.2 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Sodium 266 mg
Cholesterol 6.3 mg