Harvest Pear Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressing
This Harvest Pear Salad is light and fresh, with all the flavors of fall! With pumpkin spiced pecans, cranberries, and pears, it is a favorite fall dish.
For pumpkin spiced pecans
For the pumpkin spiced pecans:
Mix sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl until blended well.
Add sugar mixture and pecans to a small skillet and heat on medium until sugar is melted - stirring constantly. Be careful not to burn the sugar.
As soon as sugar is melted onto the pecans, pour pecans onto aluminum foil to cool.
For the dressing:
Combine cranberries, orange juice, and sugar in a medium sized sauce pan.
Cook on medium high heat, stirring constantly, until all the cranberries pop. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Pour cranberry mixture into a blender and add olive oil, vinegar, and salt.
Blend until smooth.
The dressing will be thick and creamy. If you prefer a thinner dressing, add small amounts of water (1 Tbsp at a time) until desired consistency is reached.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg