Delicious Salad Recipe: Pear, Apple, and Celery Salad!

Summer Delight

In the vibrant world of home cooking, we’ve stumbled upon a dish that’s not only a delight to the taste buds but also a nod to nutritious eating. Courtesy of Taste of Home, we bring you a recipe that harmonizes the nutty crunch of pecans with the crisp freshness of fruits and veggies. Trust us, it’s a gastronomic symphony you wouldn’t want to miss!

Caramelized Pecan and Fresh Fruit Salad with Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Indulge in a mix of sweet and savory with this homemade salad, perfect for those who love a meal that’s as wholesome as it is tasty.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup pecan halves, for that perfect crunch
A dash of salt, to balance the flavors
10 crisp celery ribs with leaves, for a fresh bite
2 medium Bosc pears, ripe and ready
2 medium Fiji apples, for a sweet touch

For the Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette:

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar, for a tangy twist
1 tablespoon maple syrup, because a hint of sweetness brings joy
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, for that citrus spark
A dash of salt and pepper, seasoning essentials
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, the crowning glory


Directions to Deliciousness:

Begin by melting butter in a small heavy saucepan over a medium flame. Watch it turn a golden brown in 1-2 minutes while you stir with love and attention.
Introduce pecans and a whisper of salt; switch to low heat. Cook and stir to a toasted perfection in 2-3 minutes.
Once done, give the pecans a little rest in a separate bowl.
Turn to your celery, disrobing it of its leaves, which you’ll place in a large bowl. Slice the ribs thinly to join the leaves.
The pears and apples come next. Quarter them first, then slice into 1/4-inch thick pieces of juicy goodness.
Gently combine the fruits with the celery.
In a smaller bowl, let’s whisk together the oil, vinegar, syrup, zest, salt, and pepper until they’re well acquainted.
Drizzle this vinaigrette over your salad, and toss everything together so each piece is coated in flavor.
Finally, garnish with the golden pecans and a sprinkle of Parmesan.


Nutritional Note:

Each cup of this delightful salad contains 101 calories, 7 grams of heart-healthy fats, and 2 grams of fiber. It’s a friendly choice for those managing their sugar intake, with just 6 grams of sugars.bSo, there you have it — a Taste of Home recipe that promises to be as yummy as it is healthy. It’s a perfect side dish or a light main course, especially for those who appreciate the joy of eating well. Enjoy this culinary creation and feel free to share the love!

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