Pear, Leek & Pecan Salad - **GIVEAWAY** - closed


We love supporting local food. Here in Wisconsin Autumn offers plenty of yummy seasonal choices.  BrightFarms asked us to create a salad recipe using their lovely greens for their #chooselocal campaign that we could share with our readers. PLUS they are giving away a $25 gift card to one of our lucky readers to purchase their awesome products (see below for details). BrightFarms is unique in that they finance, design, build, and operate greenhouse farms at or near supermarkets, cutting distance and cost from the produce supply chain. Their greens are non-GMO and pesticide free.

At our house we adore salad. Okay, maybe we adore it and our families tolerate it but we do find the more we give our families salad the more they surprise us by liking and eating it!  

Pear, Leek and Pecan Salad with Easy Orange Vinaigrette
Ingredients:
1 cup BrightFarms Sweet Spinach Blend
1 cup BrightFarms Arugula
1/2 cup Pears, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Pecans, chopped
2 tbsp Leek, thinly sliced
1 tbsp dried Cranberries
1/4 cup Olive Oil plus extra for sautéing
1 small Orange
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
Salt & Pepper

Wash and dry greens well. Add to a medium sized serving bowl or dish. Toss in pears and cranberries. Sauté leeks and pecans with a little olive oil and 1 tsp juice from the orange over medium heat till warm (about 3-5 minutes). Top salad with warm leek and nut mixture. To make the vinaigrette whisk olive oil, remaining juice from the orange, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper till emulsified and serve with the salad.  Kid's love helping with the whisking! Enjoy.




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Comments

  1. I love warm salads in the winter! Sautéed heirloom tomato, onions, mushrooms and garlic, and wilted spinach. I usually make my own dressing, but will also use balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I top it with pumpkin seeds and goat cheese. Sometimes I skip dressing altogether and put an over easy egg on top. Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner, am I right?

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  2. I like kale apple poppyseed dressing

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    1. Kale & Apple -that sounds like a great combo!

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  3. My salads usually consist of baby greens, red pepper, black beans and avocado topped with homemade miso dressing. Yum!

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    1. Yum, any salad with avocado is a good one;)

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  4. I love this cabbage/kale/carrot salad my husband makes with pumpkin seeds and a vinigarette.

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    1. Ohh! Sounds like a hearty slaw type of salad, love the addition of pumpkin seeds.

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  5. I love a salad with tons of stuff on it. Panera's Modern Greek Quinoa is at the top of my list right now.

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    1. I'm loving Quinoa in my salads lately too!!

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  6. I like salads with dried fruit, egg, and cucumber.

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    1. Oh yeah, hard boiled eggs are perfect in salad- especially with cucumber!

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  7. Arugula is my favorite green, I love the peppery taste. I like mixing it with a bit of spinach and topping it with sliced Bosc pears, dates, pecans, onion, feta cheese and a drizzle of a honey vinaigrette.

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    1. I totally agree, I love Arugula! I even like it in smoothies but it's an acquired taste in smoothies LOL

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  8. I love a spinach with goat cheese and beets.
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