Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a light, refreshing salad. Perfect for lunch or to start off a meal. This is a scaled down version of the salad that will be served at our daughter's wedding. The caterer was generous enough to provide us with the recipe. Note: Cooking time is chilling time for the dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl or shaker, combine olive oil, vinegar, basil, brown sugar, garlic and salt. Mix and chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a large bowl add salad greens, almonds, feta cheese, bacon and pear slices.
  3. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently to coat.


Most Helpful

I used to eat something like this when I was young, slim, healthy and human in appearance. Best yet!

gailanng October 19, 2012

What an amazing combination. I (and everyone else!) loved this. Will make again and again!

Shabby Sign Shoppe May 30, 2010

This is a wonderful combination of flavors. I looked at the calorie and fat count and decided to lighten it up. The recipe was reduced to serve 2. Half the dressing was made and only a portion was used to dress the salad. One slice of crisp bacon was added and only a sprinkle of feta for flavor. The Red Bartlett is the perfect choice for this salad.

PaulaG March 16, 2010

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