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?
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.
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:
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.
- 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
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 13gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g
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PIN TO YOUR FALL AND SALAD BOARDS
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!
Pears make everything better in my opinion!! I am so excited about this salad!
I love pears in salads, this salad is perfect with pomegranates and a dijon vinaigrette! Perfect for a holiday luncheon.
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!
Wow, looks like a nice salad. We haven’t tried these pears but surely, they are yummy.
Wow this is one crafty salad. There is so much to it, yet it’s simple enough to make. I am loving the colors for sure!
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!
Hi Carrie! Aren’t pears just fabulous? So glad you enjoy them as much as I do. They’re so tasty in a salad.
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.
I hope you can find some Asian pears, Christine. They’re so yummy, crispy and naturally sweet!
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.
I know the feeling. Love salads, but don’t make them as often as I should. My daughter used to be our salad maker until she went off to college and got her own place.
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!
Maybe you’ll notice the pears in the store now. That’s usually what happens to me. They’ll start popping up all over the place 🙂
Yum! Pears and pomegranate seeds are two favorites for fall salads!
The two fruits together are just fabulous! Definitely a fall favorite.
Looks like an amazing salad. Makes me wonder why I havet added pears before
Pears are so refreshing in salads and these are really hearty, so it’s quite a satisfying dish.
This looks so yummy! Have tried asian pear and like it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I want to try making this for fall.
I hope you get a chance to make this salad. The dressing is so easy to make. You’ll love the flavors together.