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Salad with pears, made with bacon, pears, walnuts, dried cherries, and gouda cheese.

Pear and Pecan Salad

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


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  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 16oz thick sliced bacon
  • 2 pears, cored and thinly sliced, or chopped into chunks
  • 1/2 shallots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 2 ounces gouda cheese
  • balsamic vinaigrette dressing


  • To make the Bacon: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a wire cooling rack on top of a large, rimmed sheet pan. Place bacon on a wire rack in a single layer. Cook for 15-20 minutes until you get the desired amount of crispness.
  • To make Salad: Toss all the ingredients, except the dressing, in a large bowl. Divide among plates. Add dressing.
  • Author: Megan
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes


  • Serving Size: 4 Serving
  • Calories: 440 (with out dressing)
  • Fat: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Protein: 17g

Keywords: Salad, Pear, Autumn Salad, Pear and Pecan Salad