Pear and Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 6
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Bursting with sweet pears, tart cranberries and crunchy pecans, this 15-minute salad is topped off with a tasty maple dressing.


  • Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • Salad
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 3 medium pears, peeled, cut into wedges
  • 1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries


In small bowl, mix all vinaigrette ingredients except oil with wire whisk. Beat in oil until blended.

Place pecans in 1-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on High 2 minutes to 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until browned.

Divide salad greens among 6 serving plates. Arrange pear wedges on greens; sprinkle with pecans and cranberries. Drizzle vinaigrette over salads.