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Summer Salad with Asiago, Pears, and Cashews

by Laura

I always love a good salad!  I recently tried this recipe out when I went to my in-laws for dinner.  I found it in my It’s Summer issue from Betty Crocker.  It is a simple salad that is also delicious.  I love the tart balsamic dressing along with the sweet pears, salty cashews and then the nice bite you get from the asiago cheese.  I am not a big fan of blue cheese so asiago is always a nice choice for me.  It has that strong bite to the flavor but isn’t over powering.  Plus cheese goes so well with pears.  Another winner.

Summer Salad with Asiago, Pears, and Cashews
Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Salad

  • 1 bag (5 oz) mixed spring greens
  • 1/2 cup shaved Asiago cheese
  • 1 medium ripe pear, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cashew halves and pieces

1. In small jar with tight-fitting lid, shake dressing ingredients.
2. In medium bowl, toss greens with dressing; arrange on serving platter. Top with remaining salad ingredients. Serve immediately.

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10 comments

Jessica May 29, 2012 - 12:43 pm

This salad was a hit at my memorial day barbeque! I used mostly arugula instead of mixed greens which provided a nice spicy contrast to the sweet pears and dressing. Also, I roasted the cashews in the toaster for 5 minutes at 350 degrees. Thanks for the recipe! Will be sure to make again.

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Jessica May 29, 2012 - 12:43 pm

This salad was a hit at my memorial day barbeque! I used mostly arugula instead of mixed greens which provided a nice spicy contrast to the sweet pears and dressing. Also, I roasted the cashews in the toaster for 5 minutes at 350 degrees. Thanks for the recipe! Will be sure to make again.

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Jaime August 17, 2010 - 7:57 am

This looks wonderful. I made a similar salad with manchego cheese but I haven’t added cashews yet…will definitely try that next..Thx 🙂

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Jaime August 17, 2010 - 7:57 am

This looks wonderful. I made a similar salad with manchego cheese but I haven’t added cashews yet…will definitely try that next..Thx 🙂

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My Kitchen in the Rockies August 12, 2010 - 8:53 pm

Delicious salad! I make a very similar one with spiced roasted pecans and blue cheese.

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My Kitchen in the Rockies August 12, 2010 - 8:53 pm

Delicious salad! I make a very similar one with spiced roasted pecans and blue cheese.

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Mags August 12, 2010 - 7:42 pm

It is so stinking hot here right now that all I can think of eating is salads. This looks so delicious and refreshing!

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Mags August 12, 2010 - 7:42 pm

It is so stinking hot here right now that all I can think of eating is salads. This looks so delicious and refreshing!

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Randi August 12, 2010 - 1:23 pm

This sounds great! I think I will add some grilled chicken to make it a nice lite dinner. Thanks

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Randi August 12, 2010 - 1:23 pm

This sounds great! I think I will add some grilled chicken to make it a nice lite dinner. Thanks

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