Pear, Pecan & Date Salad with Maple Miso Dressing

Pear, pecan, and feta salad with miso dressing - Foody First

The sweetness of the dates, pears, and pecans, pairs nicely with the saltiness of the feta and the miso dressing. Miso is a fantastic fermented food that is good for intestinal health, the saltiness is great in soups, dressings, stir-drys (pretty much replacement for salt in savoury recipes!).

Pear, Pecan & Date Salad with Maple Miso Dressing

Serves 2 // Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar-Free


For the salad

  • 2 Bartlett Pears

  • 1 Tbs coconut oil

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup pecans

  • 3 cups of arugula

  • 2 Tbs crumbled feta

For the dressing:

  • 2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 Tbs maple syrup

  • 1 apple cider vinegar

  • 1-2 teaspoons light miso


  1. Cut peats in fairly thin slices. Heat coconut oil in a pan and place pear slices down. Might have to do in batches depending on how big the pan is. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cook on medium for 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Remove from heat.

  2. Toast pecans in the same pan for about 5 minutes or until fragrant and then remove from heat.

  3. Mix the arugula, sliced pear, crumbled feta, and pecans in a bowl.

  4. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Add 1 tsp of miso and more if you like the taste and then pour over the salad. Serve into 2 bowls and enjoy!

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