Pear and Parmesan Salad
Ripe pears and Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese create a classic combination that is often served for dessert. Here they come together in a pear and Parmesan salad, served over salad greens and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. The recipe for this pear and Parmesan salad calls for romaine lettuce, but you can use a mixture of lettuces such as romaine, baby spinach and arugula.
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
  1. The simplicity of this salad allows the sweetness of the pears and the earthy crunchiness of the Parmigiano Reggiano to shine. The crisp greens along with the unique taste of balsamic vinegar make this salad a winner every time.Mix the balsamic vinegar, honey and olive oil in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, and shake vigorously to blend the ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Wash and dry the lettuce and divide it among four plates.
  3. Peel, quarter and core the pears. (If you do this in advance, drizzle them with a little lemon juice to keep them from discoloring.) Slice one half pear per person and arrange over the salad greens.
  4. Drizzle each plate with the balsamic honey vinaigrette. Wth a vegetable peeler, make shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano and scatter over the salad before serving.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Pear and Parmesan Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.