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The Stocked Kitchen Recipe: Tangy Pear Vinaigrette Salad

PearSalad_400Serve this elegant, flavorful salad at your next picnic or dinner party—and learn how to turn it into a meal on its own. From The Stocked Kitchen: One Grocery List…Endless Recipes.

Tangy Pear Vinaigrette Salad
Serves 12

Dressing
Half of a 15-ounce can pears, drained
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced shallot or dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Salad
Lettuce or mixed greens
Apples, peeled and chopped
Dried cranberries
Pine nuts, toasted
Bacon, cooked and chopped

Grilled chicken, flank steak, or shrimp, for serving (optional)

1. Blend together all the dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth.
2. On individual plates, layer the salad ingredients. Drizzle with the dressing.
3. To make this a meal, serve topped with grilled chicken, grilled flank steak, or grilled or sauteed shrimp.

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