Sauteed Pear Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by CarolAT

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.

Top Review by evelynathens

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!

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.

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