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Asian Pear Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

Large bowl of asian pear salad with gold serving spoons, with an asian pear, small bowl of sesame seeds, and small jar of dressing surrounding

This Asian pear salad is the perfect light and refreshing lunch or dinner dish. It packs several nutritious and delicious ingredients, like asian pear, edamame, and avocado. Tossed in a zippy apple cider vinaigrette, it’s ready to eat in 15 minutes!

Ingredients

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Asian Pear Salad

  • 1 large ripe Asian pear
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 cup cooked and shelled edamame
  • 5 oz arugula
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp shallot, diced
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the asian pear.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the avocado.
  3. Assemble the salad in a large salad bowl: add the arugula, then top with the Asian pear slices, avocado slices, edamame, crumbled goat cheese, and toasted sesame seeds.
  4. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl until emulsified.
  5. Toss the salad in the dressing right before serving.

Notes

Ingredient and dietary restriction substitution suggestions

  • Make it vegan: Eliminate the goat cheese from the recipe.
  • Substitution for asian pear: If you cannot find asian pears, try using Bosc pear or Honeycrisp apple as a replacement.
  • Substitution for apple cider vinegar: You can use lemon juice, white wine vinegar, or champagne vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar for a similar dressing.
  • Arugula substitution: If you prefer not to use arugula, you can make this salad with spring greens, baby spinach, or baby kale.

Keywords: asian pear salad, salad with asian pear, korean pear, japanese pear, chinese pear