Pecan and Pear Salad

This was a delicious take on a favorite salad of mine from a local restaurant that serves a pear and beet salad in the fall. The pecans added some crunch and the dried cranberries on top made for an amazing addition!


  • Large bag of 50/50 spring mix & spinach
  • 3 Anjou pears, chopped into quarters
  • 1 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 6 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sprinkle of salt


  1. Wash and dry the greens and chop the pears.
  2. Tosh the greens and pears together, and garnish with cranberries and pecans.
  3. Mix together the dressing ingredients together and pour on top. Toss everything together, and viola!

About The Dairy QueenThe Dairy Queen

Just a New England gal stuck in rural Virginia. Can be found avoiding dairy at all costs. Talents include speed reading ingredient labels and enjoying ice cream via smell. If I could major in Spotify playlist construction and dairy free cooking, I would.

I have been blessed with a dairy allergy and have not touched a cheesy piece of pizza in years. Thus, here we are. I hope you find these recipes simple, inexpensive, and delicious. I have years of experience avoiding dairy, so hopefully my adventures can help you out.

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