Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr
12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup salad and 1 teaspoon cheese)

This recipe is similar to a salad Hunt traditionally serves at her annual gathering, using locally grown Asian pears and Macoun apples. Asian pears and Granny Smith apples (a good substitute for Macouns) are available at supermarkets.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 2

Combine salad greens, romaine lettuce, Asian pear, apple, and red onion in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette, and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Momcookshealthy's Review

October 08, 2012
The salad in and of itself is OK. I did not like the dressing. It had no taste and was flat. I will not make again.

MorbidMiss's Review

March 19, 2012
The whole family loved this. Even my picky sister and my even pickier niece ate goat cheese! I will definitely use this recipe again.

CAgirlinIA's Review

August 23, 2010
This salad is very similar to one I have been making for years but I DO like the extra bite (cayenne) in the dressing in this one. I made the dressing a couple hours beforehand and let it chill in the fridge. I omitted the apples but threw in some dried cranberries. I used Feta cheese as I had no goat cheese but I think I personally prefer the gorgonzola which is what I've used in the past. This is a great salad for winter months when fresh produce is minimal. This is a lovely salad for company.

AbogadaHelen's Review

December 25, 2009
three years later we're still making it

TeresaMichelsen's Review

December 05, 2009
I didn't think the Asian pear blended well with the rest of the salad, and the dressing is not as balanced as many other choices. I won't make this one again.

Chris123's Review

August 23, 2009
I have made this salad several times and the dressing is what makes it stand out. The family loves it, friends always ask for the recipe. Bravo for something light and refreshing.