Something about having fruit in salad is just so good! And this gluten-free pear goat cheese salad is a great way to incorporate fruit into your greens!
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This simple salad packs the sweetness of pears, crunchiness of walnuts, and creamy goat cheese altogether into one. Pears have been arriving in our CSA shares recently on the end of summer/early fall, so I decided to use them up!
If you aren't a fan of having fruit in your salad, I completely understand. My husband doesn't care for fruit in salad either. But to my taste buds, I love the compliment of something salty and sweet. This salad gives me that taste pairing, which is why I love it so much.
All you'll need to make this salad is:
-greens or lettuce of your choice
-olive oil (I prefer extra virgin olive oil)
-salt & pepper
If you'd like to add any additional ingredients, feel free! I sometimes add shredded carrots, sunflower seeds or pepitas, or red cabbage. You can make this salad as filling or as light as you prefer. You can even add some leftover grilled chicken too.
When it comes to salad dressing, I'm a firm believer that less is more. Blame it on my time in Spain, but all I need is a little oil and lemon! This salad only uses extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for dressing. But if you're looking for a light vinaigrette, check out this homemade dressing recipe!
Here's how to make this gluten-free pear goat cheese salad!
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Gluten-Free Pear, Goat Cheese, and Walnut Salad
- 2-3 cups lettuce of your choice
- 1 pear, sliced thin
- 3-4 Tablespoons of goat cheese
- handful of walnuts, chopped
- ¼ cup cheese of choice, shredded
- Additional toppings: gluten-free croutons, dried cranberries
- extra virgin olive oil & fresh squeezed lemon
- salt and pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss. Enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 564Total Fat 39gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 26gCholesterol 29mgSodium 470mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 10gSugar 27gProtein 16g
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