This salad is one of those winners. Simply titled "Pear Salad" in the book, I have no idea where it came from. However, the ingredients are simple and the flavor is to die for! It's the perfect side to a meal. Last time, we ate it alongside our grilled pizza. This time, with a chicken pasta dish.
-Mixed Greens (tonight I only had spinach, so that's what I used)
-small package of pecans, toasted (3-5 min at 350 degrees or 1 1/2 min on a plate in the microwave)
-4 oz crumbled blue cheese
-2-3 red pears, sliced
-1/4 cup sugar
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-3 Tablespoons cider vinegar
-1/2 tsp celery seed
Put salad ingredients in a bowl and toss. Make dressing and pour onto salad. Pretty easy :)
**This time I made it I halved the dressing amount because I was making a smaller salad and we'd had a lot of leftover dressing. I later realized that I halved everything but the celery seed. Oops! It still turned out fine!