Red Pear & French Bean Salad

Red Pear & French Bean Salad - plated

This salad recipe is a deliciously yummy option for a dinner salad or side dish when you want to eat more than just a simple leafy green salad.

A salad that features a zestful vegetable and fruit duo with a combination of textures, color, and flavor.

This Red Pear & French Bean Salad is perfect when you want to eat a low-carb meal without sacrificing on taste and nutrition.

The salad is quick and easy to prepare with just a few simple delicious ingredients.

Red Pears
Sweet Red Pears

Like red pears, green beans, pecans and a Basil Chickpea Miso Vinaigrette, with miso, basil, garlic, lemon zest and juice, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Red Pear & French Bean Salad

Prepare The Vinaigrette

¼ cup extravirgin olive oil

4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons chickpea miso, room tempurature

1 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons lemon zest

juice of half a lemon

Tear basil leaves without steams, and loosely fill one cup. Place oil, vinegar, miso, basil, garlic and lemon zest in a small jar.

Screw lid on tightly and shack well until smooth, making sure miso is dissolved and mixed in well. Set aside.

Prepare The Salad

2 lbs. French green beans, ends trimmed (common green beans ok to use)

4 small, ripe but firm red pears, halved and thinly sliced lengthwise (seeded, but do not peel)

1 cup chopped pecans

Wash beans and trim the ends. Cut beans in half. You can blanch the beans or use them raw. Blanch for about 2-3 minutes in boiling water. Drain, rinse under cold water and set aside.

Preparing Red Pear and French Bean Salad
Preparing A Red Pear & French Bean Salad

Prepare the pears while the beans are blanching.

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a large bowl. Cut pears into wedges with a apple corer, then slice each each wedge one time more.

Place all pear slices into bowl with lemon juice, and mix to coat pears.

Red Pear and French Bean Salad - in a serving bowl

Next, place the pecans and basil vinaigrette into a large serving bowl. Place pears and beans into bowl and toss to mix well, making sure produce is coated well with vinaigrette.

Red Pear and French Bean Salad - plated

Plate and serve.

Now try this Asian Pear Carrot and Daikon Radish Sprouts and for dessert, this Blueberry Pear and White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

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