Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

Recipe by Shawna Laufer
READY IN: 8mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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