Pear and Pecan Side Salad

Difficulty: SUPER Easy

Serves 2

I needed to make a side salad to accompany my Eggplant Parmigiana but didn’t have many regular salad ingredients on hand. This salad is so simple but really fresh, light and a perfect accompaniment to a heavier meal. I’ve added my really simple Lime and Balsamic dressing, but feel free to add any dressing you like!


  • 2 large handfuls of mixed leaves.
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced,
  • 1/2 lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seeded mustard


  1. Rinse the salad leaves and place evenly on a plate or platter.
  2. Carefully place the pear and cucumber on the leaves and sprinkle with the pecans.
  3. Whisk together the lime juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and mustard to make the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over the top and serve.