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Gorgeous Pear Pecan Green Salad with a Fabulous Dressing | Oil-free option, Plant-based, Vegan

Pear Pecan Salad
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Ingredients

  • 45 cups of mixed salad greens
  • 12 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 12 fresh ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 12 teaspoons mint, minced

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup frozen grape juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 canned pear (drained) or 1 peeled fresh pear
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)

Instructions

  • Start by making the dressing.
  • Add grape juice concentrate, fresh lemon juice, a canned or fresh pear, and salt to a blender.  Blend until smooth.
  • Slowly, while the blender is running on low, add the olive oil.  (Omit this step for an oil-free salad dressing)
  • Set aside.
  • Next, place the pecans on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at 350F for 4 minutes.  Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, add the greens.
  • Prepare the fresh pears by dividing them in half.  Cut out the seeds by using a melon ball tool or a spoon.  Slice each half thinly and add to the salad.
  • Then add the toasted pecans and finally sprinkle with minced mint.
  • Serve with the beautiful grape-pear-lemon dressing.
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