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Pear Salad Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

A fragrant pear salad on a bed of fresh basil, lightly dressed in a silky honey lemon vinaigrette with goat cheese and candied walnuts.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 293.4 kcal
Author: Florentina
  • 2 bunches fresh basil leaves only
  • 3 pears cored & sliced or 1 mango
  • 1/3 c walnuts toasted or candied
  • 1 oz fresh honey goat cheese crumbled with your hands
  • 2 sprigs purple basil optional
Lemon Honey Dressing:
  • 1 tsp lemon zest organic
  • 1 juiced lemon + more to taste
  • 3 tbsp raw organic honey + more to taste
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  1. Gently toss together all the basil leaves and pears in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the salad dressing ingredients, honey, olive oil and lemon juice until smooth and combined well.

  3. Adjust seasonings to your taste with the sea salt and red pepper flakes. Taste and adjust until happy.

  4. Pour the dressing over the basil and pears and gently toss to coat just before serving.
  5. Sprinkle the candied walnuts over the salad and serve with the chunks of goat cheese over the top.

Nutrition Facts
Pear Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293.4
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.