5 from 1 vote
Pear Walnut and Goat Cheese Salad
Pear Salad with Goat Cheese with Apricot-Balsamic Vinaigrette and Honey Walnuts
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A pear salad featuring goat cheese, honey walnuts and an apricot-balsamic vinaigrette.

Course: Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 603 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
Ingredients
Apricot-Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
Pear Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey Walnuts
  • 6 cups mesclun or mixed baby greens
  • 3 small red pears, sliced (ripe, yet slightly firm)
  • 1 cup honey walnuts, chopped (store-bought or see recipe link above)
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
Instructions
For the Apricot-Balsamic Vinaigrette
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine jam, vinegar, honey, nutmeg, salt, and ginger, and whisk to combine. 

  2. Slowly drizzle in the canola oil, whisking all the while. Set aside until ready to use. 

For the Pear Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey Walnuts
  1. Combine lettuce, sliced pears, 2/3's of the walnuts and 2/3's of the goat cheese in a large serving bowl and toss to combine.

  2. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts and goat cheese, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes about a 1/3 cup of dressing.

Nutrition Facts
Pear Salad with Goat Cheese with Apricot-Balsamic Vinaigrette and Honey Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 603 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 254mg11%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1035IU21%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.