Harvest Salad with Asian Pears & Dijon Vinaigrette

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.

Harvest salad with Asian pears and dijon vinaigrette

Harvest Salad

Juicy pears are often overlooked during the winter months. Pumpkin gets most of the recipe attention don’t you think?  

We can’t help indulging in a seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte or a slice of Pumpkin Cake Roll!  They’re both soooo good!

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.

Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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?!

Harvest salad with Asian pears and dijon vinaigrette

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!

Harvest salad with Asian pears and dijon vinaigrette

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:

Harvest salad with Asian pears and dijon vinaigrette
Harvest salad with Asian pears and dijon vinaigrette

Harvest Salad with Asian Pears With Dijon Vinaigrette

Fresh lettuce leaves with fall flavors like pears, pom seeds and pecans topped with a dijon vinaigrette.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall, greens, salad, side dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer



  • Add to a large bowl the salad greens. Top with pears, pomegranate seeds and pecans. Add salad dressing and gently toss coating the ingredients.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 174mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 19g


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  1. I LOVE apple pears! I have used them in pies — but them in this salad sounds like such a good idea!! That dressing with the orange champagne vinegar has got to be so good!

  2. That salad looks so fresh, crispy, and delicious. I eat salads every day and love mixing nuts and fresh fruit into mine as well… Yummy!

  3. Yum this sounds so amazing! I love a good salad and this one not only sounds delicious but looks gorgeous as well! Plus I absolutely love pears!

  4. Oh, I have not had the chance to try those yet. I’ll keep my eye out at the farmer’s market. I wonder if we have them around here. I’ll be on the hunt now. This salad sounds wonderful and those bright seeds just make it pop beautifully.

  5. I love eating salads but not making them. I love the beautiful flavor combo of your recipe and it seems easy enough to make!! Thank you for your healthy recipe inspiration.

  6. This salad looks mouthwatering! I think I haven’t tried Asian apple pears before, but they sound really interesting. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  7. This looks so yummy! Have tried asian pear and like it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I want to try making this for fall.