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Cranberry Pear Salad

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"This delicious salad works well as a side or on its own. Especially good in fall and winter months when fresh summer salad fare is harder to come by."
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15 m servings 604
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Combine greens, pears, cranberries, pecans, and Havarti cheese in a large bowl. Pour balsamic vinegar dressing over salad and toss. Garnish with almonds to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 604 calories; 49.8 39.2 7.6 18 335 Full nutrition

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Used just 2 cloves garlic and added one extra tbsp brown sugar which seemed to spike up the flavor. Delicious!

Overall this salad was tasty. I do however believe that an entire cup of salad dressing would be too much for 6 servings, but i only made enough for myself, and adjusted the amount i made to tas...

Ever since making it for the first time 3 years, this has become our family's go-to salad for Thanksgiving and Christmas - and any other special dinner where we want a refreshing sweet/tangy sal...

I halved the dressing and still didn't use it all. Added a little basil and garlic salt to the dressing as well. To the salad I added some red onion, and goat cheese, and used chopped pecans ...

I made it for Thanksgiving and it was well received. All the different flavors blended well together. I doubled the recipe and it could have served 20 as a side dish.

Made this for Thanksgiving & family loved it so much my sister-in-law asked me to bring it for Christmas. I did use less olive oil, as Chef V suggested, and added 1/2 cup nut-free seed mix (Mo...

Made this salad for a family gathering to celebrate Dad's 81st birthday. Had to double the recipe but it turned out that I should have tripled it, everyone wanted more. It was absolutely delicio...

Too much olive oil . I just added more balsamic vinegar and a lot more brown sugar. I used honey glazed pecans. I did like the salad after I tweak it to my taste.