Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

This crispy, sweet salad is so quick and easy to make for a light summer dish. This salad would also be delicious using apples too. To add a bit more crunch, I also added a few toasted pecans. I found this recipe in a Good Housekeeping magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large serving bowl, place lettuce.
  2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil (or butter) on medium-heat 1 minute. add pears and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until they begin to soften and turn golden.
  3. Meanwhile, in cup, stir vinegar, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add vinegar mixture to pears in skillet, and cook 1 minute or until liquid begins to thicken.
  5. Pour pears and liquid from skillet into bowl with lettuce, toss to coat. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This really is a good salad and is deserving of more stars due to ease of prep and great taste. I used Anjou pears, which the dressing was really good with. Taking a cue from the poster, I sprinkled some chopped, roasted macadamias on top for the textural contrast, but the bland nuttiness also proved a great foil for the sweet fruit and sharp(ish) dressing. Yum!

evelyn/athens May 15, 2009

Wow, this may be a simple dish with few ingredients, but it certainly does not lack in flavor. What a tasty tasty salad. I really enjoyed this quick and easy to make dish. The pears and dressing are incredible and compliment one another perfectly. The fresh crisp lettuce makes a nice contrast. Thanks so much for sharing.

Baby Kato October 10, 2008

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