There are so many yummy recipes to make in the fall, and this Harvest Pear Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressing is definitely one of them. This salad is a nice break from all of the creamy soups and casseroles that are loaded with fat. Don’t get me wrong – I love all of the comfort foods of fall, but sometimes something on the lighter side tastes really good. This salad has lots of fall flavor and is also healthy! It makes for a colorful side dish at holiday dinners. I have also made this salad as a main dish by adding grilled chicken or chopped leftover turkey. The turkey pairs especially well with the delicious cranberry dressing. The cranberry dressing in this recipe is on the thicker, creamier side. I think it is best tossed in with the salad before serving. The dressing has a strong cranberry, citrus flavor – which is absolutely delicious in my opinion. However, if you prefer a lighter, thinner dressing, add water in small amounts when mixing the ingredients in the blender until it reaches your preferred consistency. The cranberries in the dressing make it such a beautiful color of red that I also like to have it on the table just because it looks so pretty, and then my family or guests have the option of adding more to their salad.