Caramelized Pear and Pecan Salad

A caramelized pear and pecan salad topped with feta or bluecheese

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Caramelized Pear and Pecan Salad

Get your taste buds going with this refreshing and hearty salad topped with caramelized pears, cumin maple pecans, and Rosemary Sea Salt.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 15 minutes - Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 2-4 servings
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Ingredients:
- 2 ripe Pears
- 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
- 4 Tbsp Crisp Anjou Pear Balsamic divided
- 3 Tbsp Tuscan Herb
- 1/2 tsp Rosemary Sea Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
- 6 cups Spinach
- 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
- 1/2 cup Cumin Maple Pecans (see recipe)
- 1/2 cup Goat Cheese or Feta or Blue Cheese
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Instructions:
  1. Cut the pears in half and remove the core.
  2. Heat a sauté pan with the avocado oil. Once warm, add the pears, centers down and cook until golden in color, 3-5 minutes. Turn the pears over, drizzle with 2 Tbsp Pear Balsamic Vinegar, and cover the pan. Cook until soft and caramelized, about 10 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the remaining 2 Tbsp Pear Balsamic Vinegar, Tuscan Herb oil, Rosemary Sea Salt, and pepper. Toss the dressing with the spinach and arrange on a large serving platter.
  4. Finish the spinach with caramelized pears, cranberries, maple pecans, and goat cheese. Enjoy!

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