Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

READY IN: 8mins
Recipe by Shawna Laufer

Weight Watchers points per serving: 2 pts

Top Review by didyb

Well, it seems that none of us can make the recipe as stated. That being said-- yummy!! I also just chopped the pears and tossed with salad, goat cheese, pecans. The dressing did sound really yummy, but I used a bottled raspberry vinaigrette instead. The next time I'm doing a ladies thing, and want a salad to impress, I'll use the whole pear and the goat cheese/pecan ball. But thanks for the great combo of ingredients!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup pecans (about 1 ounce)
  • 3 -4 cups salad greens, torn
  • 4 bartlett pears
  • 2 ounces goat cheese or 2 ounces chevre cheese
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a small skillet, dry roasted pecans over medium heat for 1 to 5 minutes; stirring frequently. Finely chop.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange ½ cup salad greens on each of eight plates; set aside.
  3. Cut pears in half lengthwise. With a melon baler, remove seeds and make a small, round cavity in each pear half.
  4. Cut cheese into eight pieces; shape each into a ball. Roll in pecans and place one in each pear cavity. Arrange pears on lettuce.
  5. Pour vinegar into a small bowl; add sugar, whisking until dissolved.
  6. Add oil in a fine stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Drizzle evenly over pears; sprinkle with any remaining pecans.

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