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Caramelized Pear and Pecan Salad

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Caramelized Pear and Pecan Salad

Recipe created for

Crisp Anjou Pear Balsamic Vinegar

Main ingredient


Serving size



  • 2 ripe pears
  • 2 tablespoon Avocado Oil
  • 4 tablespoon Crisp Anjou Pear Balsamic Vinegar, divided
  • 3 tablespoon Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rosemary Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 6 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Cumin Maple Pecans (see Cumin Maple Pecans Recipe)
  • 1/2 cup goat, feta or blue cheese

Recipe Preparation

  1. Cut the pears in half and remove the core.
  2. Heat a sauté pan with the avocado oil. Once warm, add the pears, centers down and cook until golden in color, 3-5 minutes. Turn the pears over, drizzle with 2 Tbsp Pear Balsamic Vinegar, and cover the pan. Cook until soft and caramelized, about 10 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the remaining 2 Tbsp Pear Balsamic Vinegar, Tuscan Herb Oil, Rosemary Sea Salt, and pepper. Toss the dressing with the spinach and arrange on a large serving platter.
  4. Finish the spinach with caramelized pears, cranberries, maple pecans, and cheese. Enjoy!
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