Crisp pears are tossed with Cheddar cheese and pecans in this delicious salad. For an Italian twist, try a good Parmesan with some toasted pine nuts or to go British use crumbled Stilton and toasted walnuts. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2006

Marie Simmons
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Soak celery in a bowl of ice water for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

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  • Whisk vinegar, honey and salt in a large bowl until blended. Add pears; gently stir to coat. Add the celery, cheese and pecans; stir to combine. Season with pepper. Divide the lettuce leaves among 6 plates and top with a portion of salad. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare salad without pecans up to 2 hours ahead. Stir in pecans just before serving.

Tip: To toast chopped pecans, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; 13.1 g total fat; 4.3 g saturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 240 mg sodium. 231 mg potassium; 19.8 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 5.9 g protein; 574 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 27 mcg folate; 155 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 26 mg magnesium; 6 g added sugar;

Reviews (8)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2015
Go to Salad! I usually toss the ingredients with chopped Romaine mix the dressing in and use as a greem salad to compliment pretty much any meal. My family loves it! I have made in many times and it's in my keeper file. Pros: fresh healthy Cons: none that I can come up with Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2012
Light and fresh. My new favorite!! nice and refreshing. 1/2 receipt is perfect for one. I used apple cider vinegar. I will try raspberry next time. I also used walnuts instead of the pecans very tasty. A littel messy when you eat it as a lettuce wrap. I will try breaking up the lettuce and eat it as a salad next time. Pros: nice crunch. Cons: Messy to eat. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2011
Very good alternative to regular fruit salad! Leftover it still has a good taste but the pears do get mushy with time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Although I've chosen to omit the cheese and black pepper I LOVE this salad. Perfect blend between the vinegar and honey. Got EXCELLENT reviews at holiday parties. In fact I'm getting ready to make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great!! I didn't have pecans so used walnuts and I used only a dash of salt. I also added raisins which added a nice sweet touch. Definitely would recommend this salad! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I've also used CRAISINS instead of raisins. Mmmmmmmm! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Got lots of compliments on this one! So good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Pretty good but eat it right away so the pears don't get mushy. Read More