Asian Pear Salad with Pecans

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.

Yield: Serves 12
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 186
  • Calories from fat: 84%
  • Protein: 2.7g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.2g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Sodium: 266mg
  • Cholesterol: 6.3mg


  • 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


  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.
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