Salad with Pear and Goat Cheese – Homemade Dressing

What goes with all our summer grilling meals? Green salads! We eat a salad just about every night and what helps us from getting tired of them? Variety. Change the cheeses, the nuts, the greens, and the salad dressing and you have a whole new flavor profile. We love adding fruit to our salads and the combinations are endless!

Verdict: Salads for dinner are a great part of summer. Add chicken, shrimp, beef – your choice! I had leftover bourbon pecans from the other day – Bourbon Pecan Salad (click for link to recipe) to throw on top.  This salad dressing goes great with the greens, goat cheese, and pears. Yum!

Salad with Pear and Goat Cheese - Homemade Dressing

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 5 ounces of mixed spring greens
  • 2 pears (such as d’Anjou), cored and sliced
  • 1 cup glazed, candied pecans
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese


  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Place greens in a large serving bowl.
  2. Sprinkle pears, pecans, and goat cheese over greens.
  3. In a bowl mix together balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, mustard, and salt until well blended.
  4. Pour dressing over salad just prior to serving.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Homemade dressings are top-notch. They elevate a meal beyond expectation. 💯

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! Yes, they are so much better than bottled.

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  2. Pastor Cathy says:

    Salad with Pear and Goat Cheese – Homemade Dressing

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  3. Erika says:

    So many variations with this salad!


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