I make it a personal goal to eat at least one green vegetable every day. Salads are an easy way to check this personal goal off my list. I absolutely am loving this combination right now! And it is feeling really good to balance out all that fall comfort food with something a little lighter.
Salads don’t have to be boring, y’all! It is all about finding a good combination of flavors and textures. For me, it is fun to play with seasonal ingredients too.
The sweetness from the pears and the tanginess of the maple vinaigrette, combined with the creamy goat cheese and crunchy walnuts…it’s like a little party in my mouth.
I have been eating this particular salad as a side dish a lot lately. I will eat it alongside a sandwich instead of chips. Or I’ll have it with some pasta. But you could easily make it a main dish by adding a protein of your choice. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you could add some extra nuts and seeds. Grilled chicken or fish would be really good for y’all who don’t mind a little meat.
Pear, Walnut and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe
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- 2 cups mixed baby greens
- ½ pear, sliced
- ½ ounce goat cheese (or more, if desired)
- 2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons maple sherry vinaigrette