Pear and Greens Salad with Maple Vinagrette Recipe
1/4 cup real maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/3 cup pecan halves
8 cups torn mixed salad greens
3 medium pears, peeled, cut into wedges
1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1. In small bowl, mix all vinaigrette ingredients except oil with wire whisk. Beat in oil until blended.
2. Place pecans in 1-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on High 2 minutes to 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until browned.
3. Divide salad greens among 6 serving plates. Arrange pear wedges on greens; sprinkle with pecans and cranberries. Drizzle vinaigrette over salads.