Pear and walnut salad

One of the best things about living in California is the access to fresh produce all through the year! I love going to the farmer’s market every Sunday. Just looking at all the fresh vegetables and fruits makes me a happy soul 🙂 and the best part is you can sample stuff before you buy them. That is how I stumbled upon two ingredients for making a great salad. I bought a bottle each of Meyer lemon infused olive oil and raspberry balsamic vinegar.

Next was the quest for a good salads recipe to use these ingredients! My new found interest,  pinterest had just the recipe I was looking for, pear and walnut salad.  After I made the salad I realized that adding some feta cheese would have made a world of difference to the salad.


Mixed spring greens – 1 bag

Red pear 1 thinly sliced

Red onion – Half, thinly sliced

Toasted walnuts 1 cup

Dried cranberries 1/2 cup

Olive oil 2 tablespoons

Balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons

Freshly ground pepper 1 tea spoon

Salt to taste


Add the onions, pear, walnuts, cranberries and spring greens into a big mixing bowl.

Into a separate bowl, add the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and whisk the mixture thoroughly.


Just before serving, add the dressing to the salad and toss well.



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