This Roasted Pear Salad comes together in just 20 minutes and is topped with spiced pecans, blue cheese, and a sweet, homemade dressing.


Credit: Frances Janisch

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20 mins
22 mins
42 mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 pear, 1 1/2 cups greens, and 1 tablespoon dressing)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Toast the nuts in the oven 2-3 minutes or until fragrant. Transfer the nuts to a bowl, and toss with 1/4 teaspoon garam masala and the salt.

  • Halve and core the pears. Cut each half into 3 wedges. Lightly coat a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray; arrange pear wedges on their sides on prepared pan, and sprinkle tops with remaining 1/4 teaspoon garam masala. Roast pears in the middle of the oven, turning once, about 20 minutes or until tender and golden brown.

  • Whisk together the vinegar and the next 3 ingredients (through olive oil) in a small bowl.

  • Arrange greens and pears on each of 4 plates. Sprinkle the cheese and nuts over top, and drizzle with dressing. Serve with a flatbread cracker.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; fat 13g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 2g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 113mg; iron 1mg; sodium 419mg; calcium 162mg.