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Pear + Pecan Salad

I’m so happy for warm weather and salad season! I eat salads year round, but in Spring and Summer, I want them for every.single.meal! I can’t wait to share all of my favorite combos with y’all.

I’m kicking it off with one that I’ve had on repeat for about 10 years! I’m having a little dinner party tonight and serving it with my go to salmon (https://instagram.com/p/Bu-3OOph0er/)

You’ll need:

1 head of lettuce, chopped

3 pears, peeled, cored and chopped

1 avocado, diced

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/8 cup coconut sugar**

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/3 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 T maple syrup**

1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

pepper to taste

Method:

1. In a large salad bowl, layer lettuce, pears, avocado and green onions.

2. Over medium heat stir 1/8 cup coconut sugar and pecans together until caramelized. Let cool on wax paper. When cool, coarsely break up over salad.

3. For dressing: blend oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss dressing into salad.

4. Serve as is or add protein. Grilled chicken and salmon are my faves!

**If on a Whole 30, omit the coconut sugar and maple syrup!

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