Plaid and Paleo
Poached Pear and Prosciutto Salad
20 minPrep Time
20 minTotal Time
- Poached Pears
2 cups cranberry juice
1 vanilla bean, scrapped or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick
2 bosc pears, carefully pealed
- White balsamic vinaigrette
2 tbls white balsamic vinegar
3 tbls extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
- For Serving:
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup dried figs, cut in half
1/4 cup no-sugar added dried cranberries
4 cups mixed greens
8 thin slices of prosciutto
--- For the poached pears: ---
Place cranberry, juice, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and pears into a small sauce pot.
Bring to a soft simmer and cook for 5 minutes, carefully rotate pears and cook for another 7-10 minutes.
Remove and carefully slice lengthwise.
--- For the White Balsamic Vinaigrette: ---
Place all ingredients in a small jar with a lid. Shake vigorously until well combined.
--- To Serve: ---
Sprinkle pecans, figs and cranberries on a bed of mixed greens. Top with prosciutto, sliced poached pears and a drizzle of white balsamic vinaigrette.