Chicken-Pear Salad with Pear Dressing

Posted by on March 8, 2016 in Recipes, Salads | 15 comments

What a refreshing, delicious, lo-cal salad to serve! The Chicken-Pear Salad with Pear Dressing is a wonderful tasting combination of flavors with an easy homemade pear dressing. It looks delightful and tastes the amazing!

This is a close-up of the ingredients before adding the dressing. It’s such a pretty combination, don’t you think?

Chicken-Pear Salad with Pear Dressing

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Chicken-Pear Salad with Pear Dressing

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • Chicken-Pear Salad with Pear Dressing
  • Recipe Type: Salad
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Nancy Heishman in Country Woman Magazine with my variations
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 15 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • A delicious, low-cal, colorful salad.
  • Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. light olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 medium ripe pears, divided
  • 8 cups fresh arugula or Spring Mix with Spinach greens
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans,
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • I


  1. For dressing combine the first five ingredients in a blender or bullet. Take one pear and peel, halve, and core. Add to blender and process until smooth.
  2. Divide greens among four plates and top with chicken or turkey. Add dried cranberries, onions, pecans. Top with sliced pears (peeled or not) and sprinkle with pear dressing.
  3. Serve immediately.
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Another picture without dressing…

Chicken-pear Salad with Pear Dressing

The ingredients for the dressing made a little more than 1 cup.  Since I made only two salads, I had leftover dressing. I used the dressing over fresh fruit and it was delicious!

Salad with pear dressing drizzled over it……

Chicken -Pear Salad with Pear Dressing

Put this recipe on your list of awesome salads.  Besides being colorful and delicious, it is low-cal, too! The salad is around 360 calories. 



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  1. I love the combination for this salad! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. This is a beautiful and mouth watering looking salad! Thanks for sharing at You Link It, We Make It (and congrats on your featured pie)! I’m pinning this salad and we hope to see you back this week – always enjoy seeing your recipes!

    • Thanks for pinning and thanks for featuring my pie, too!

  3. Beautiful salad.Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Pinned!

  4. This salad looks amazing!! I love pears!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!!

  5. I think I’m going to be dreaming about this salad and that dressing! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday!


  6. This looks amazing and will be featured at Diana Rambles on Friday!

    • Thanks so much for featuring this salad!

  7. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the “what’s for Dinner” linky!

  8. Oh yum, the ingredients went on my shopping list. Can’t wait to try it!

    • It’s delicious! Enjoy!

  9. Yum! This looks so amazing!!

    • It is good! Love the pear dressing.

  10. So lovely….Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday:).

  11. Thanks for the feature! I absolutely love this salad!


  1. I'm Co-Hosting The Creative Muster Blog Party! - ~Taylor-Made Homestead~ - Chicken Pear Salad w/Pear Dressing from Grandparents Plus March 17, 2015 featured on Taylormadehomes!

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