I’ve been chanting, “Pecans, and blueberries and pears! Oh my!” all morning. Every time I create a recipe with three main ingredients, the famous phrase from the Wizard of Oz, “Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my!” comes to mind. I can’t help it, and it happened again while creating Pecans Blueberries Pears & Greens Salad.
I hope my husband thinks I’m just a tad eccentric and not that I’m losing touch with reality. He never knows from one meal to the next what sounds might emanate from the kitchen or, for that matter, what he will see. To be honest, I don’t think he cares one bit as long as a fantastic dish like this salad is the result of my cooking antics.
Pecans Blueberries Pears & Greens Salad is one of the simplest salads to make and one of the most delicious, especially when accompanied by Basil Green Goddess Dressing. I actually created the dressing to be served along with this particular salad. The dressing is a little bit savory, a little bit sweet and is the salad’s perfect companion – kind of like Dorothy and Toto.
There was a full production going on in my kitchen today. By the time Jeff found enough courage (like the Cowardly Lion had to do) to face his fears and enter, I was belting out “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” and skipping around the kitchen island. I’m sure Jeff was wondering if I had been sneaking snoozes in the poppy patch.
Please excuse me for now. I’m off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Pecans Blueberries Pears & Greens Salad
- 2 cups romaine lettuce bite-size pieces
- 2 cups curly-leaf lettuce bite-size pieces
- 1-2 Red Anjou pears cored & thinly sliced
- 1- cup fresh blueberries or ½ cup dried blueberries Trader Joe’s Dried Wild Blueberries work well
- ¼ cup honey roasted pecan pieces Fresh Gourmet Honey Roasted Pecan Pieces work well
- Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Basil Green Goddess Dressing http://www.simplysated.com/basil-green-goddess-dressing/
- Croutons optional
- Mix together all ingredients except the dressing.
- Serve with Basil Green Goddess Homemade Dressing and (if desired) croutons.
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[email protected]I can't read the title without chanting it now :) This is a beautiful salad and all the ingredients I love. I might just have to try your dressing recipe too, sounds so good.
Susie GallThank you, Janette. I think you will love the dressing.
Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?This is a gorgeous salad. I love all the flavours going on in here.
Susie GallThank you so much Cindy.
KathyAnd now, I too, will be humming to one of my favorite movie tunes..and looking forward to making this salad and yummy dressing!
Susie GallHa-Ha, Kathy. I know you will love this salad and dressing, and I bet anything when you make it, you will find yourself singing favorite Wizard of Oz tunes. Thanks for coming by today.
sue|theviewfromgreatislandThis looks so bright and fresh --- I need it after all the heavy comfort food I've been loading up on this month --- and that dressing, I think I could be happy eating it with a spoon :)
Susie GallThank you, Sue. I agree completely about eating too much comfort food lately. I do love it all, but my body has been begging for lighter fare. Thanks for your sweet comments and thanks for stopping by today.
Sandra ShafferGorgeous salad! I eat lots of salads and always look for yummy new ones. Can't wait to give yours a try!
Susie GallThanks Sandra, I think you will love it.
TaraWhat a delightful salad, this is perfect for me with nuts and fruit, my fav!!
Susie GallThank you, Tara, and thanks for stopping by.
ohmydish.comThat's a very handsome salad, thank you for sharing!
Susie GallThank you so much Oh My Dish. This salad looks a little unassuming, but it tastes great - especially with Basil Green Goddess Dressing. Thanks so much for coming by Simply Sated today. I hope you come back soon (and often).
Bernadette KrolThe Salad with the Green Goddess Dressing sounds Positively Refreshing! Can't wait to try this! I really want to be on your Mailing List s you seem to be an Extraordinarily Good Cook!Bernadette Krol