Salad with Prosciutto and Caramelized Pears and Walnuts

Salad with Prosciutto and Caramelized Pears and Walnuts

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"An amazing salad that blends different flavors to impress your guests. The salad dressing is an orange vinaigrette. Try to use Asian pears in this salad, as they are best for flavor. But if you can't find Asian pears in your area, you can substitute Bosc or Anjou."


40 m servings 600 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 600 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 47.1 g
  • 72%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 384 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan, heat orange juice over medium-high heat, whisking often, until it is reduced by 1/4.
  2. Add to a blender, along with the vinegar, onion, sugar, wine, salt and pepper, and process until smooth. Then, while blending on a low speed, remove cap and slowly drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify (thicken) the dressing. Chill until ready to use.
  3. Melt butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Saute pears and nuts in butter for 3 minutes. Add sugar and water and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine prosciutto, lettuce and the pear and walnut mixture. Add vinaigrette and toss to coat. Serve on a large Italian platter. Enjoy!
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  1. 69 Ratings


Excellent salad. Makes a very attractive and appealing presentation on a large platter. Very gourmet. A great recipe to serve guests. Just a note, if you print out the recipe to the 4x6 size...

Excellent salad! Hubby and I ate it up! I used a little less olive oil, as the previous reviews suggested. Will definately make again!

I've made this salad twice and yes, the dressing is runny but it still works fine. I tossed my greens with the dressing, place them on a large shallow platter(with a lip) then arrange the rest o...

An awesome salad! I added goat cheese and used three barlett pears.

I thought 2 cups of OJ was a bit too much. I poured out about 1/2 a cup after adding the herbs. I could not get my dressing to thicken (probably because I have a really bad blender), and had ...

I started out with doubling the dressing. I thought the salad would be small, but it serves at least 10. Anyway, I cooked orange juice down to half thinking maybe that was why some reviews said...

This salad is wonderful, the dressing however needs help. When searching for other recipes to compare it to, most said to reduce the orange juice to 1/4 C. I tried that but didn't like the flavo...

Absolutely DELICIOUS!! This salad is comparable to a few I've had in some of the best restaurants in the Washington D.C. area!! Light, refreshing and a great combination of flavors. My only s...

Skipped the prosciutto, but the salad still tasted great. Simple and yummy.