This flavorful pear salad is layered with tender arugula and spinach, sweet juicy pears, salty prosciutto and walnuts tossed in a creamy macadamia oil, white balsamic, and walnut dressing. This recipe is definitely a must for all fall harvest dinner parties and the perfect way to incorporate seasonal produce.
The star of this fall salad are the pears. I love to serve pears this way in a salad, it highlights their gorgeous shape. Thin slices and stack them so you can see the shape of the pears, this creates a beautiful elegant presentation for your guests. I sliced the pears using a sharp knife but you can do it with a mandolin to get a great look for your salad. I’ve also placed pears around the salad, to get this look, slice the pears in half and cut thin vertical slices across the pear, try to keep all the slices together when assembling your salad.
I can’t imagine a better way to showcase this wonderful fall fruit. I used Bartlett pears which are the most common ones you’ll find in the grocery store. They are best when ripe and turn a bit yellow.
This is one of those easy to throw together recipes that will impress everyone at the dinner party with its beautiful presentation.
Serve this salad with a simple macadamia oil white balsamic dressing that you can make in the food processor.
This recipe is the perfect entrée for fall entertaining and would even make a delicious side to pizza, steak or pork this fall.
Try it soon while pears are in their seasonal prime!
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