(such as d'Anjou), cored and chopped (to equal about 1 1/4 cups) (see note)
glazed, candied pecans (see note)
dried cherries (or cherry-flavored Craisins)
crumbled goat cheese
11 1/2 tablespoons
pure maple syrup
smooth dijon mustard
pinch (about 1/16 teaspoon) kosher salt
of mixed gourmet/spring greens 1 pear (such as d'Anjou), cored and chopped (to equal about 1 1/4 cups) (see note) 1 cup glazed, candied pecans (see note) 2/3 cup dried cherries (or cherry-flavored Craisins) 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon smooth dijon mustard a pinch (about 1/16 teaspoon) kosher saltPlace greens in a large serving bowl (or divide it among individual salad plates).
pears, pecans, cherries, and goat cheese over top of greens.
dressing, whisk together balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, mustard, and salt until emulsified.
salad just before serving, or pass the dressing at the table.
Stacked Pear Saladwith Blue Cheese andCandied Nutsby Victoria ChallancinFlavors of the Sun International Cooking SchoolSan Miguel de Allende, MéxicoThere is no doubt that the exquisite blog Once Upon a Plate inspires me, makes me salivate, and causes me to wrestle with that unpleasant personal trait that none of us wants to own
I love the balance in this salad, the tangy citrusy dressing, the warm sweet beets, the slight bitterness from the arugula, the sprinkling of nuttiness from the sunflower seeds, the creamy goat cheese, the crunchy fennel…you get a little bit of everything and they all work really well together
Add the peaches to the kale, top with crumbled goat cheese, and then toss together withdressing. I've been keeping it simple with my kale salads by making a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and sometimes a few squirts of maple syrup or honey
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