Harvest salad with Asia pears and dijon vinaigrette. This hearty salad is packed with nuts, greens and fruits. Enjoy as a main dish or tasty side to any meal.
Juicy pears are often overlooked during the winter months. Pumpkin gets most of the recipe attention don’t you think?
After getting your pumpkin fix, this Harvest Salad with fresh green lettuce is just what you’ll crave!
What Is A Harvest Salad?
There are many variations of a harvest salad. The base of each salad is a bed of fresh green salad topped with fall inspired fruits and nuts.
Some recipes add apples or butternut squash. This recipe is made with pears, pomegranate seeds and chopped pecans topped with homemade vinaigrette.
Harvest Salad Dressing – Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
In addition to delicious fresh greens, fruit and nuts, a fresh vinaigrette is added to this harvest salad.
Are you a fan of honey dijon vinaigrette? The flavors are crisp and light and brightens up this salad with amazing flavor.
Gather the ingredients for this simple dressing:
- crushed garlic (I use frozen fresh Dorat brand)
- Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
After gathering the ingredients, whisk together until combined then store in an airtight container.
Fresh greens, fruits, and nuts with homemade dressing. Does it get any better?!
What Do Asian Pears Taste Like?
Asian or apple pears are not regularly stocked in stores, so when I see them I grab them up! Have you eaten one?
This variety of pear is shaped like an apple with the same crispy and crunchy texture of an apple, but with a juicy and refreshing flavor that you would expect from a pear.
Keep an eye out for these pears. They’re delicious!
I’m not entirely sure if Asian pears are a hybrid intentionally cross planted or a pleasant natural occurrence between apples and pears.
Regardless, the combination resulted in one of the tastiest fall fruits to add to a harvest salad!
What To Serve With Harvest Salad
This salad is a perfect lunch entree, but if you want an addition dish to enjoy along side this salad try one following recipes:
- 7-8 ounces lettuce of your choice (mixed greens)
- 2 Apple/Asian pears, seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
- Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 13gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g
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