Fresh Crispy Pear Salad


Pear Salad with celery and mayonnaise

I don’t know which seems more of an eternity, a Secret Recipe Club Group B event, or the time I’ve been without my computer. My beloved Mac Book Pro fell ill a few weeks ago, so off to the Apple store for repair. Back home, and in just a few minutes, it started to go haywire again, so back it went. Ipad, I love ya, but you’re no replacement for a full blown computer. You’re rather rascally to type a post on, but with Group B deadline upon us, you’ll do in a pinch. Wait a minute? Where’s the card reader to upload a photo?

Enough of my sad story… Our group B was on Holiday break in January and it’s been ages since I’ve snuck around on someone’s blog for a fun recipe to try. My February assignment led me over to Suzanne’s place, Thru The Bugs On My Windshield. Of course I went directly to the savory section, but somehow and mysteriously ended up on this Fresh Crispy Pear Salad recipe. You see, I’ve been on a pear/blue cheese snack binge for a couple of months, and it seems I can’t get enough of this sweet juicy fruit and have even recently declared it my favorite.

Suzanne is from Texas, I like that she’s around the same age as me, and that she likes big Texas hair, and I envy her for traveling around the country in a Chevy C4500 that pulls their fifth wheel. Hence the name of her blog, taking photos “thru the bugs on my windshield”.

This recipe reminded me of an apple salad that my mom used to make, so couldn’t resist giving it a try. Mayonnaise and celery and beautiful crunchy chunks of pear…yes please. Bob and I loved the creaminess, the crunchiness and the sweet/savory flavor combination of this wonderful salad. This has been saved in my database for a side dish to enjoy time and time again. Thank you Suzanne for this recipe.

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Recipe type: Side Dish
  • Pear Salad
  • 3 Pears, cut into 1″ pieces
  • ¼ cup mixed Dried Fruit, such as raisins, currants, cherries
  • ⅛ cup sliced Almonds, toasted
  • 1 stalk of Celery, split and chopped into ¼″ pieces
  • Dressing
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp White Balsamic Vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp fresh cracked Black Pepper
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  1. Combine pears, dried fruit, almonds and celery in a medium sized bowl. In another bowl, add ingredients for dressing and whisk smooth. Pour over fruit and stir gently until all ingredients are completely incorporated. Chill for about an hour before serving.

Fresh Crispy Pear Salad…It’s what’s for a Side Dish.

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  1. says

    Oh, I’m so glad you liked it! We liked it too and I am so glad for the reminder. I need to make this again! Lots of crispy pears in the store right now. Thanks for such a wonderful post.

  2. says

    I love your recipe club idea! I just started a “cookbook club” with some of my foodie friends here in South Florida, but it is physical group which is nice as sometimes it is nice to cook in a kitchen and drink wine with like minded food obsessed people. I’m digging the creaminess of this recipe, reminds me of southern family reunions way back when, before I was living in South Florida which is not southern at all :(..
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  3. says

    I love pear salads in the winter! This one with the celery and almonds looks delicious. Believe me, I hear you on the iPad. I love mine too but it’s a rascal to comments on in blogs too. It never remembers all of the name, email and website information for WordPress blogs and just try to type in a verification code when the keyboard keeps popping up and blocking it!

    BTW, if you’ve tried to come to my blog recently, it’s been locked by Blogger. Someone has been trying to embed malicious codes in blogs and mine was one of a few dozen hacked in the past couple of months. Hopefully, Blogger will clear my site soon and my friends will be able to join me once again!
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    • says

      I agree about that iPad commenting issue. And then sometimes if you slide you finger wrong, it goes away and you have to start all over. And homygoodness about your blog being locked. What a mess! I’ll keep checking back to see when it comes back to life.

    • says

      Thanks Larry. I’m sure you’ll like this salad. And the white balsamic vinaigrette is a great part of the flavor. Yup, my iPad sure came in handy on my trip to Germany.

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