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Caramelized Red Pear Salad

Posted by Caveman Cooking on May 11, 2010

C3TV - Watch This RecipeCaramelized Red Pear Salad
If I could choose to have only one salad for the rest of my life, this would be it! It’s a flavor explosion that goes well along side any number of dishes. It actually incorporates three different recipes, so it’s a bit more labor intensive than most of the concoctions you find here. But, man, is it worth it! Try it and you’ll be hooked, too!! 😉


6-8 Ounces of Baby Spinach
6-8 Ounces of Baby Spring Greens
1 or 2 Preparations of Caramelized Red Pears
1 Preparation of Candied Kahlua Pecans
1 Preparation of Cavinaigrette
2 Ounces Chevre Cheese (Goat Cheese)


Make one or two preparations of Caramelized Red Pears, depending on how much pear you like in your salad.
NOTE: You will notice that the link takes you to a recipe for Caramelized Apples. Just substitute Red Pears and follow the rest of the recipe as posted.
Caramelized Pears

When done, remove pears from heat, place on a plate, cover and refrigerate. I like to make them at least an hour before needed so that they cool completely.
Next, make one preparation of Candied Kahlua Pecans and set aside to cool for at least one hour.
Candied Kahlua Pecans

Make one preparation of Cavinaigrette and set aside. This should be made at least 20 minutes in advance of use.
Place spinach and greens in a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing.
Tossing Greens with Cavinaigrette

Evenly distribute coated greens onto individual salad plates. Place slices of pears on top of greens. Then throw a handful of the pecans onto the dish.
Making Salad

Finally, crumble up some of the goat cheese and sprinkle over the salad. Enjoy!
Caramelized Red Pear Salad

This one perfectly complimented a main course of King Crab Risotto.

Prep Time = 40 minutes
Cook Time = n/a
Serves 4

View the C3TV video version of this recipe here.

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20 Responses to “Caramelized Red Pear Salad”

  1. Penelope said

    Hey Caveman,
    This is one hum dinger! Can’t wait to try it. Printed the whole thing out so I get it right. Sounds wonderful! Will let you know how it turns out.
    Take care,

  2. Dave said

    Wow! That’s all I can say. I love pear & pecan salad, but this kicks it up more than a couple of notches. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Perfect for summer salads.
    Nicely done!

  4. Everything about the salad sounds addictive – the kahlua pecans, that pretty vinaigrette, and the sweet caramelized pears. Wonderful!

  5. I’d have to agree. That looks to be the best salad this side of the universe.

  6. bunkycooks said

    I love salads with fruit and nuts. They are always so good. Thank you for sharing this one.

  7. Candied Kahlua pecans! Yum!

  8. Theresa said

    Great looking salad and photos!

  9. Caveman – your rock’n this salad, this is one even I can get behind! Love it! Thanks for the recipe. Hope your well!

  10. Saga said

    Mmm! I love red pears.

    We made our own red pear salad, the Gorgonzola and Red Pear Salad with Olive Tapenade Spirals – we invite you to taste it yourself! :]

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