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Asian Pear Salad with Pecans

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.