Caramelized Pear, Pecan, Gorgonzola Noodle Salad
Recipe type: Entree or side
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 servings
Caramelized Pear, Pecan, Gorgonzola Noodle Salad has the perfect balance of sweet and savory for a main course meal.
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Caramelized Pears
  • 1½ Tbsp. butter
  • 2 firm ripe pears, cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 4 cups fresh mixed greens
  • ½ cup whole pecans, toasted
  • ⅓ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 packages of Tofu Shirataki noodles, drained, rinsed and boiled for 2 min. then cooled
  1. In a jar, shake together the vinaigrette ingredients. Set aside or refrigerate.
  2. For the pears, melt the butter in a medium saute pan and add the sugar, stir in the pears and cook for about 6-7 min. or until the pears are tender and slightly browned. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl add the noodles and some of the vinaigrette, toss to coat. Add in the greens, pecans, cooled pears and toss. Plate topped with the gorgonzola and more dressing if you like. You will have leftover dressing for another salad.
Recipe by Noshing With the Nolands at