Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pear and Lettuce Salad

When it comes to pears, I always seem to forget how versatile they actually are. They're great to just pick up and eat, but they're also delicious in smoothies, cakes and salads. They're always a nice little surprise to find in salads because they're not overly sweet but have that nice crunchy texture and are very juicy.

⅓ cup pecans or walnuts
¼ cup sugar, divided
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
½ tsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
4 cups lettuce mix (I used in arugula with green leaf lettuce)
1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced
2oz (60g) crumbled cheese (gorgonzola or feta)
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
¼ cup thinly sliced green onions

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