This Pear Salad with Feta Cheese pretty much rings in the season for me. Made with just a handful of ingredients, it truly highlights the fall flavors of pears and cranberries, offset with a nice tangy Feta cheese.
I am a big fan of Feta and love it in salads. I hear that the best Feta in the world is in Greece. I hope to get there one day so I can see for myself. I use feta in several dishes and my Pork Chops with Feta are always a hit.
I love the flavor of pears and feta. The slightly sweet pears complement the mild Feta cheese for a creamy, delicious bite. Pears are going to be at their peak in the next few months, and incorporating pears into your menu is a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons’ bounty.
I used a field greens mix but you can also use a nice spinach or arugula mix. Both work great and you can use romaine lettuce too!
This salad makes a nice dinner component, a good choice for lunch, and is wonderful with a bowl of soup too! Or a sandwich!
Heck, it goes with just about anything.
For this salad, I used a homemade Balsamic Dressing.
Balsamic makes a great tasting dressing for pear salad, and I used this recipe. You can use a store-bought dressing if you are really short on time. But honestly, it takes only a few minutes to make and it is worth it.
What Pears are Best for Salads
I love using Barlett pears for salads. I like a slightly crisp, but juicy pear for my salads. Asian pears are also a nice choice for use in recipes. If I am going to bake pears, I like Anjous or Bartlett.
I love this salad, not just because of it’s colors or flavors, but because it feels like fall and is full of nutrients. The crunchy nuts and pears really add flavor and texture to the salad.
You can serve this Pear salad recipe as a nice lunch idea or you can also serve as the main dish. You can add grilled chicken or steak slices to make it a heartier meal.
For more great salad recipes, try:
Easy Chopped Salad Recipe – This Italian inspired recipe makes for a wonderful lunch or light dinner in itself.
Mango Arugula Salad Recipe – Argula makes a nice change-up in a green salad. The addition of fresh mango makes this a delightful, colorful salad.
Easy Mediterranean Salad – Another perfectly colorful salad that brightens any table.
Pear Salad with Feta Cheese
Pear Salad with Feta Cheese
- 1/2 head of lettuce I used a romaine blend
- 1 pear washed peeled and chopped
- 2 slices red onion chopped
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon feta cheese crumbles.
- Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
- Wash and dry lettuce.
- In a mixing bowl, combine lettuce, pear pieces and onion.
- Add cranberries and feta cheese and toss lightly.
- Serve immediately.
- You can use a bagged salad to save prep time when making this recipe.
- You can use a bottled vinegarette dressing, rather than making your own.
- Chop the onions ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
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Recipe Variation – Pear Gorgonzola Salad
You can change out the feta cheese for Gorgonzola Salad for another wonderful fall salad idea.
We hope you enjoyed this Pear Salad Recipe idea.
Do you love Feta cheese?