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Pear Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Pear salad with mixed lettuce and balsamci vinaigrette dressing
Course Salad
Servings 6
Calories 175 kcal


  • Plater or salad plates
  • Strainer
  • Grater
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Salad Tongs
  • Dressing shaker
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons


  • 2 cups Mixed lettuce per person 12 cups total for 6 people
  • 4 oz bag Spinach
  • 2 Bosc pears warm cinnamon color
  • 4 Persian cucumbers  Optional
  • 8 0z Wedge of parmesan cheese I used BelGioioso for it's sweet and nutty flavor
  • 1 pinch Salt and Pepper

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 2/3 cup Olive Oil extra virgin/ light
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp Maple syrup
  • 6 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt Add to taste
  • 1 tsp Pepper Add to taste
  • 1 small garlic peeled and smashed


  • Steps for Pear Salad
  • Wash and drain the mixed salad greens
  • Wash, dry and thinly slice the pears
  • Wash, dry and thinly slice the Persian cucumbers 
  • Lay the lettuce on a plater or salad plates
  • Next add the Persian cucumber and pears laying them on the bed of lettuce
  • Optional, pinch the salt and pepper over the salad
  • Shave the wedge of parmesan cheese over the salad into nice thin slices

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

  • Peel, crush or smash the garlic gloves
  • Add all ingredients to either a salad shaker or bowl and shake or stir until well blended
  • Pour over salad and serve


This recipe makes 6 servings with 2 tablespoons of dressing for each serving.
The pears will brown quickly so it is best to add the pears right before you serve the salad.
The Balsamic vinegar is the star ingredient in balsamic vinaigrette dressing so you'll want to use good quality. 
You could also use honey in place of maple syrup.
Keyword Salad