Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I don't know why this is called Pear Salad because there are no pears in it! However, my father-in-law passed this on to me and it is fabulous! I have been making for get together and everyone asks for the recipe. This is a very "forgiving" recipe as you can substitute just about anything in the salad part of it, its the dressing that really shines! I have used spinach leaves, pineapple, mandarin oranges and feta cheese in place of other ingredients and it made an equally delicious salad. Get creative and enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients for the salad in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk and chill all ingredients for dressing.
  3. Toss together before serving.
Most Helpful

The key unique ingredient in this sweet and sour dressing is the mayo--it gave it a great taste and texture. For the salad, I used romaine, iceberg, pear (ha!), mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, dried cranberries and gorgonzola. It was wonderful, but next time I'll add red onion to offset the sweet and tart dressing.

Literary Mom September 30, 2004