The crunch of nutty pecans, the crisp sweetness of fresh pears and a baby kale blend of greens gently tossed with a perfectly blended vinaigrette will take center stage on your holiday table this year! Your guests will definitely want seconds of this Pecan Pear Baby Kale Salad!
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Pecan Pear Baby Kale Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
8 ounces baby kale blend, 8 cups
2 pears, cored and thinly sliced
1 cup thinly sliced fresh fennel
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecans, toasted
1. Vinaigrette: In small bowl whisk olive oil, vinegar, Dijon, sugar, kosher salt, pepper and garlic powder until blended.
2. Salad: In serving bowl combine baby kale blend, pears, fennel, onion, dried cranberries and pecans. Just before serving*, gently toss lettuce mixture with some of the vinaigrette until lightly coated. Serve with remaining vinaigrette on the side.
Makes 12 servings.
*Baby kale blend is a delicate mix of greens. Toss with some the vinaigrette immediately before serving so that salad does not wilt!
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