Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Pears are now used in all aspects of cooking. Try this salad that's made exciting with pears and a delicious Asian dressing! Adapted from Southern Living magazine.
- 2 cups shredded red cabbage
- 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
- 3 red pears, sliced
- 2 medium carrots, shredded (about 1 cup)
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
Asian Sesame Dressing
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil or 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper
- To make the dressing:.
- Whisk the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and red pepper with the oil. Set aside. (Makes 1/2 cup).
- To make salad:.
- Toss together the cabbage, lettuce, pears, carrots, and green onion in a large bowl, and drizzle with Asian Sesame Dressing, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve immediately.
LOVED it! I made this last night for dinner as our main dish, so I topped hubby's with poached chicken breast. I subbed the romaine for napa cabbage which was great. And in the dressing, I subbed 1 packet of truvia for the sugar, added some fresh grated ginger (which I totally recommend), and replaced 1 Tbsp of the oil with water (to decrease fat). Next time I will let the salad (minus the pears) marinate for about 30 minutes and then top with the pears and seeds just before serving.
Delicious! I made as directed except for subbing an asian pear for one of the red and adding more green onions. The salad was perfect for a hot day~~~ very refreshing and not too heavy. I liked the combination of crunchy, sweet, and savory and the colors have lots of eye appeal.
Sharon this is a wonderful salad, I had to use fresh peaches in place of the pears which seemed to work well, also I used packaged coleslaw mix in place of the green cabbage and shredded carrots, the flavors complimeted each other just wonderful, thank you for sharing hon!