Fresh Pear Salad With Asian Sesame Dressing

Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the dressing:.
  2. Whisk the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and red pepper with the oil. Set aside. (Makes 1/2 cup).
  3. To make salad:.
  4. 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.
Most Helpful

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.

JanuaryBride October 06, 2011

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.

Susie D September 24, 2011

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!

Kittencal@recipezazz March 21, 2008