Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Garlic Dressing

2021-08-24

The warm, comforting flavors will win over the pickiest eaters in your family, guaranteed! An elegant side dish for any menu, this unique salad blends sweet pears with savory bacon and cheese with a tasty dressing that will elevate any meal. Whether you serve it for a weeknight dinner or a holiday gathering, it’s sure to impress! Tip: for less of a spicy kick, substitute Monterey Jack for the Pepper Jack cheese.

Ingredients:

For the salad:

2 Hale Groves Pears, thinly sliced

2 c. leaf lettuce, chopped

2 c. fresh kale, chopped

1 c. Pepper Jack cheese, shredded

4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

For the dressing:

¼ c. mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. Parmesan cheese, grated

½ tsp. garlic powder

? tsp. pepper

2-3 Tbsp. milk

 

Directions:

  • For the salad: In a large bowl, combine lettuce and kale. Top with pears, cheese and bacon.
  • For the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Gradually whisk in enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat.
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