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Asian Pear and Arugula Salad

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Asian Pear and Arugula Salad crisp Asian pears, peppery arugula and crunchy pecans tossed with a honey and shallot vinaigrette.

Thanksgiving is only 2 1/2 weeks away! What will you be doing for the holiday? Are you serving the typical Thanksgiving fare?

I just love Thanksgiving foods! Especially the stuffing! (recipe coming in a future post) But it does tend to be quiet heavy with all that gravy, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing and more bread.

It’s nice to have a lighter side dish to go with the meal. This Asian Pear and Arugula Salad is the perfect accompaniment to pair with your holiday meal.

pear and arugula salad

It’s light and crisp, with just the right amount of sweetness to compliment the traditional Thanksgiving meal.

 

The crisp Asian pears, peppery arugula and crunchy pecans tossed with a honey and shallot vinaigrette will also pair nicely with roast pork loin, chicken or salmon. Toss in a few dried cranberries or cherries for added color if you like.

pear and arugula salad

In a large bowl, add sliced pears, toss with a little bit of fresh lemon juice to prevent browning. Add arugula and pecans to the bowl.

In a small bowl combine all dressing ingredients and whisk together to incorporate.

Pour dressing over pear/arugula mixture and toss to coat. transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with dried cranberries/cherries.

pear and arugula salad

Asian Pear and Arugula Salad

Crisp Asian pears, peppery arugula and crunchy pecans tossed with a honey and shallot vinaigrette

Author: angela@eatlivehappy
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sliced Asian pears
  • 4 cups organic baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecan pieces
  • dried cranberries or cherries for garnish
For the dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon fresh shallot minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
n a large bowl, add sliced pears, toss with a little bit of fresh lemon juice to prevent browning. Add arugula and pecans to the bowl.
In a small bowl combine all dressing ingredients and whisk together to incorporate.
Pour dressing over pear/arugula mixture and toss to coat. transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with dried cranberries/cherries.

Yum!

More Thanksgiving side dishes:

French Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole

Mom’s Southern Cornbread Dressing

Red Potato Gratin with Caramelized Shallots and Crispy Prosciutto

pear and arugula salad

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