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Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped leaf lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • PARMESAN GARLIC DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine lettuce and kale. Top with pears, pepper jack cheese and bacon. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, mustard, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Gradually whisk in enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 206 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

Originally published as Bacon & Pear Salad with Parmesan Garlic Dressing in Taste of Home October/November 2019

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes
6 servings

This simple salad is an elegant side dish for any menu. With a blend of fresh pears and warm, comforting flavors, it’s perfect for special meals. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia


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