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Pear Salad with Balsamic and Walnuts

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5 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Serves 4
This pear salad recipe is a stunning fall side dish! Simple, elegant, and delicious, it'd be a great addition to a Thanksgiving or holiday dinner.


  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 ripe pears, sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced paper thin*
  • Lemon wedge
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts, or more pecans or walnuts
  • cup shaved pecorino
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette, for drizzling
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Assemble the salad with the mixed greens and top with the pears and fennel. Squeeze a little lemon over the pears and fennel and toss.
  • Top with the cranberries, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pecorino. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


*I like to use a mandolin slicer for this.