Harvest Salad

Fall Fest is virtual event that is the continuation of Summer Fest.  Summer Fest is an event that was started by Margaret of Away to Garden and Deb of the Food Network.  This week’s theme is Pears.  If you would like to join along, please do.  Just leave a link to your recipe or fall pear idea below as well as on Margaret’s and Deb’s sites.

This salad is the perfect salad for fall and will ease you into winter.  Hearty spinach is tossed together with pears, blue cheese and zesty pecans and cranberries.  I have been making this salad all week.  In fact, I should probably ease up before we have harvest salad burnout.  I really cannot stop as the pears, right now, are amazing!  They add such a delicious depth to this salad;  crisp, slightly sweet and juicy.  Perfect mix with the zesty pecans and cranberries.

What is your favorite way to make a harvest salad?





If you enjoyed this fall fest dish, you may enjoy these others as well:

White on Rice Easy Pear Galette

The Wright Recipes

Devour the Blog

Mouth from the South Red Cabbage Pear Slaw


  1. Denise this is a gorgeous looking salad and perfect for this weather when I don’t necessarily feel like a salad. It’s a lovely segue into the fall and cooler weather…

  2. Denise, I absolutely love this salad, the flavors, the textures. Love the sweet and the salty too. Only one problem with this salad – I wouldn’t be able to stop eating it. And who says that salads aren’t autumn fare. Delicious!

  3. That left photo looks like it’s right out of Saveur. Beautiful! I love pecans and cranberries in salads, and both are the reasons I would eat blue cheese in a salad [since I’m not the biggest fan]. :) Yumm…I could almost taste this!


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