Oh my, what a salad! This is one of those recipes where all the parts look good, but the sum of the parts greatly exceeds your expectations. I used arugula, since that's what I had in the frig, homemade balsamic vinaigrette and halved the bacon. Use really fresh and flavorful pecans, they really make it. Not just for autumn, this is great anytime of year!
Delicious, with a very nice blend of flavors! I made this as written, but with orange flavored cranberries, and topped the salad with a homemade lime poppy seed dressing. Tagged on 02/11/13 for Best of 2012 game.
Delicious! I didn't have pears, so used apple and also roasted almonds. This did make a perfect light meal. I used veggie bacon that I coated with brown sugar and chili powder and baked in the oven for 10 minutes. Yum. Thanks!
this salad, by itself, makes a meal. Even my picky eater likes it (without the dressing).
Found this on Pinterest and glad it was posted here too for safe keeping! Made this tonight minus the bacon and used walnuts instead of pecans...and oh wow! So, so so very good. I love a good salad and this fits the bill. My husband enjoyed his with a t-bone steak but I just had it alone as my meal...and already planning to have it tomorrow again for dinner! Thanks for a superbe recipe :)