Spiced Pecan Pear Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

Spiced Pecan Pear Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe
William Meppem
This pear salad has a punch of spice from the spiced pecans, and has a nice dose of sweetness from the Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette.



Makes 6 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


8 cups mesclun salad greens
2 firm, ripe pears, cut into 1/4-inch slices
8 ounces seedless red grapes, halved
1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
4 ounces Roquefort cheese, chilled and crumbled
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette, and toss to combine. Divide salad evenly among 6 plates. Sprinkle each with cheese and black pepper.


David Guas,

September 2004
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