5 ounces of mixed gourmet/spring greens
1 pear (such as d'Anjou), cored and chopped (to equal about 1 1/4 cups) (see note)
1 cup glazed, candied pecans (see note)
2/3 cup dried cherries (or cherry-flavored Craisins)
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon smooth dijon mustard
a pinch (about 1/16 teaspoon) kosher salt

Place greens in a large serving bowl (or divide it among individual salad plates).
Sprinkle pears, pecans, cherries, and goat cheese over top of greens.
For dressing, whisk together balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, mustard, and salt until emulsified.
Dress salad just before serving, or pass the dressing at the table.


So I found this Salad on Pinterest by Two Healthy Kitchens. We have served it multiple functioned here at the Lodge, and each time we have been showered with complements about the Salad of all things. It is very in season right now, perfect for any Christmas get together. 

Our one recommendation is to make sure you mix everything together (including the dressing). We tried building individual plates of this salad and the flavors just didn't turn our as well as when we mixed it all up. 

So go ahead and be adventurous and serve this with you Christmas Turkey.

We think you will be surprised.

Also Check out their recipe for the candied pecans