This delicious salad has everything. It has the sweetness from the pears, the saltiness from the feta, the crunch from the toasted pine nuts and the tartness from the vinaigrette.
To toast pine nuts, place them in a dry frying pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until browned and fragrant, about 5 to 8 minutes.
Not bad. Instead of soda, I just used a little lemon juice. Subbed toasted walnuts for the pine nuts. I tried the raspberry dressing and liked using a plain balsamic from Trader Joe's better. Nice presentation. - 07 Sep 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Made it twice, once according to directions, once 'my way'. It was very nice as rated, but got more compliments on my version. Used goat cheese instead of feta, made spiced candied walnuts instead of pine nuts, and made my own lemon viniagrette instead of bottled dressing. Omitted soda completely. Great with romaine as well. - 29 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Delicious. Used canned pears, was good just the same. Simple, yummy, easy - 30 Aug 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)