Crunchy Pear and Celery Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This was the recipe of the day on the RealAge website. Great salads don't have to be just a summer thing and this one seems perfect for fall and winter. The cheddar cheese and pecan pieces, along with giving you some calcium and protein, complement the pear and celery flavors nicely. (Or you can try parmesan cheese and toasted walnuts for an Italian twist.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak celery in a bowl of ice water for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Whisk vinegar, honey, and salt in a large bowl until blended.
  3. Add pears; gently stir to coat.
  4. Add the celery, cheese, and pecans; stir to combine. Season with pepper.
  5. Divide the lettuce leaves among six plates and top with a portion of salad. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


Most Helpful

Excellent salad. Its tasty, colorful and crunchy. I made this exactly according to the recipe and loved it. I think you could use any firm white cheese for this and it would still be great. Thanx for posting!

*Parsley* February 21, 2013

SPRING PAC 2009: This was a great salad with a lot of different flavors. The white cheese and toasted pecans really added to the celery and pear flavors. I highly recommend this recipe.

Sherrybeth April 17, 2009

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