Sweet Pear Balsamic Salad
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Serves: 4-6
  1. For the Pecans: Preheat oven to 325°F. Toss pecans in olive oil and place on baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt and roast in preheated oven until slightly darkened in color- about 12-14 minutes. Let cool.
  2. For the Pears: Cut 2 pears into slices long ways and cut out the seeds. I cut each pear into six pieces, but you can cut them into 4 or 8, if desired. On medium heat, melt coconut oil. Place pears cut side down and let cook for 2-3 minutes until browned. Flip to the other cut side and cook until that side is browned. Turn off the burner and add balsamic vinegar. Gently stir until the balsamic vinegar turns to a glaze and coats the pears- about 1 min. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. For the Dressing: combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  4. Prepare the salad: Wash and chop the lettuce. Over each salad, top with cranberries, roasted pecans, pears and dressing. Serve immediately.
If you have left overs, pears should keep in the fridge up to 2 days. Wait to put ingredients together and let pears come to room temperature before serving.
Recipe by Cook up Love at https://cookuplove.com/2018/10/05/sweet-pear-balsamic-salad/