Crunchy Asian Pear Salad


Have you ever heard of asian pear? I find them at my local farmers market, and personally, I find them much tastier than the normal pears we find at the grocery store. 
Asian pears are super crunchy, sweet, and juicy. They have a high water content, which makes them so yummy when you add them to salads. 

Last week, I posted a recipe for pesto chicken paninis, which I served with this delightful asian pear salad. Today, I’m sharing this recipe with you. It’s great to try out when you’re bored of your regular lettuce-tomato-cucumber salad. 

This is such a simple salad to make: spring green mix, red onion, asian pear, and one of the best things ever, toasted pine nuts! 


I use a maple orange vinaigrette to bring out the sweetness of the asian pear. Give this a try, it’s worth a little effort! 

Asian Pear Salad

4 servings

Asian Pear Salad


  • 2 cups spring mix or baby arugula 
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 small asian pear (or half of a large one) 
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Thinly slice the red onion and the asian pear. 
  2. Toast the pine nuts in a hot pan until they turn golden and smell fragrant. 
  3. Whisk together olive oil, orange juice, maple syrup, and black pepper for the dressing. 
  4. Toss together the spring mix with onions, pear, pine nuts, and the dressing.

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