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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bare-Naked Pear Salad

Not sure why the pears are bare naked, but I knew that would get your attention and that's what this stuff is all about.  If I can't get your attention you'll never know how easy it is to be a fabulous cook that everyone raves about behind your back.  Why behind your back?  Because they're all jealous.  Now focus - and be prepared to present a salad as artistic as the ceiling in a famous chapel.  Remember:  Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.  Set your pear salad down before them with attitude and chin high.  They'll believe.


  • 2 Pears, any kind, cored and sliced
  • 1 Large chicken breast cooked and chopped
  • 2 Romaines lettuce heads torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 Clove garlic, chopped


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, stir sugar and nuts together until they caramelize, about 5-10 min.  Cool.
  2. In large salad bowl layer lettuce, pear, and chicken.
  3. Dressing:  blend oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper to taste.  Pour over salad.  Sprinkle with nuts and serve with a smile and a flip of the hair.
Caramelizing nuts

Preparing the Pear