Pear, Leek & Pecan Salad - **GIVEAWAY** - closed
Updated: Mar 10, 2018
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
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.