Candied Walnut and Pear Salad Recipe

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Rosa Published: May 25, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Candied Walnut and Pear Salad

Pear salad with dried cranberries, avocado, and spinach is a light and flavorful dish that comes with a fresh lemon poppyseed dressing.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 10ozspinach
  • 1canpears,sliced
  • 1cupcandied walnuts
  • cupdried cranberries
  • 1largeavocado
  • cupfeta cheese

For Lemon Poppyseed Dressing:

  • 4tbsplemon juice,freshly squeezed
  • ¼tsplemon zest
  • ¼tsponion powder
  • ½tspDijon mustard
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 3tbspwhite sugar
  • cupVegetable Oil
  • ½tbsppoppyseeds


  1. Combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, onion powder, dijon mustard, salt and sugar in a blender or food processor. Blend or pulse until completely smooth. Slowly pour in the vegetable oil and blend.

  2. Stir in the poppyseeds.

  3. Rinse and dry the mixed greens.

  4. Thoroughly drain the pears.

  5. Add in the candied walnuts and dried cranberries.

  6. Remove the skin and pit of an avocado and dice.

  7. Toss all of the ingredients together with the dressing, add some feta cheese, and enjoy immediately.


  • Calories: 287.99kcal
  • Fat: 21.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.06g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.49g
  • Fiber: 5.71g
  • Sugar: 16.39g
  • Protein: 3.82g
  • Cholesterol: 7.42mg
  • Sodium: 220.34mg
  • Calcium: 109.30mg
  • Potassium: 535.60mg
  • Iron: 1.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 234.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.32mg
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