Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

Pear and Goat Cheese Salad created by pattikay in L.A.

Weight Watchers points per serving: 2 pts

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8mins
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ingredients

  • 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

directions

  • In a small skillet, dry roasted pecans over medium heat for 1 to 5 minutes; stirring frequently. Finely chop.
  • Meanwhile, arrange ½ cup salad greens on each of eight plates; set aside.
  • Cut pears in half lengthwise. With a melon baler, remove seeds and make a small, round cavity in each pear half.
  • Cut cheese into eight pieces; shape each into a ball. Roll in pecans and place one in each pear cavity. Arrange pears on lettuce.
  • Pour vinegar into a small bowl; add sugar, whisking until dissolved.
  • Add oil in a fine stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Drizzle evenly over pears; sprinkle with any remaining pecans.
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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. ShortieNJ
    so yummy. Didn't quite follow directions. I used kahlua nuts my aunt makes for Christmas instead of making the pecans, sliced up the pears, and used crumbled goat cheese. Didn't make the dressing, but used a leftover sweet balsamic from an italian deli. So yummy, I'll definitely make this again, and try the dressing next time. Thanks for posting
  4. ShortieNJ
    so yummy. Didn't quite follow directions. I used kahlua nuts my aunt makes for Christmas instead of making the pecans, sliced up the pears, and used crumbled goat cheese. Didn't make the dressing, but used a leftover sweet balsamic from an italian deli. So yummy, I'll definitely make this again, and try the dressing next time. Thanks for posting
  5. pattikay in L.A.
    This is a nice salad combination. I didn't make the dressing - I enjoyed mine with a honey mustard dressing. I made half, and discovered I only had one pear, so I used one pear and one apple. After taking another look, I see that I didn't exactly follow the directions for the pears and sliced them up instead - but it was lovely anyway. Thanks for posting!
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