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Basil Pear Salad

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This fragrant salad is quick and easy to make! We love any chance to put fresh herbs in the spotlight, and the basil shines in this dish.

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
fresh basil leaves
2
cups
3 pears, cored and sliced
pears
3
cored and sliced
3 tablespoons honey
honey
3
tablespoons
3 tablespoons olive oil
olive oil
3
tablespoons
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
fresh lemon juice
2
tablespoons
about 1 lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
lemon zest
1
teaspoon
1 teaspoon salt
salt
1
teaspoon
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
red pepper flakes
½
teaspoon
⅓ cup pecans (omit for tree nut allergy)
pecans
cup
omit for tree nut allergy
1 ounce soft crumbled goat cheese (omit for dairy allergy or vegan)
soft crumbled goat cheese
1
ounce
omit for dairy allergy or vegan

Method

Combine basil leaves and pears in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together honey, olive oil, and lemon juice until smooth. Add zest, salt, and red pepper flakes and stir. Pour dressing over salad and gently toss. Top with pecans and goat cheese and serve.

Prep time
5 min
Cook time
0 min
Yields/Serves:
6
Nutrition Information

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “I LOVE fresh basil from the Dr. Yum Garden!” —Susie, age 8
😫😟😐😀😍 “I like the yummy pears.” —John, age 6