Calories

250

Protein

6g

Carbs

38g

Fat

11g

This salad is packed with bold flavors! It is sweet from the pear and cranberries, yet smokey from the bacon tempeh––a perfect combination. The pecans add a satisfying crunch to every bite! Don’t skip making the balsamic reduction. It creates an even bolder flavor for this truly unique salad.

Vegan Smoky-and-sweet Pear Salad

Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

10 min

Total Time

15 min

Recipe Type: Lunch/Dinner/Side

Serving Size: 1 salad

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
4 slices bacon tempeh
8 cups spring mix salad
1 pear, sliced
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup pecans, chopped

Directions

  1. First, make balsamic reduction. You can also purchase reduced balsamic and skip this step.
  2. Simmer balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small saucepan, stirring continuously for about 5–10 minutes until thick. Set aside.
  3. Cook bacon tempeh for about 5 minutes until warmed through and browned on the edges.
  4. Assemble each salad with 2 cups spring mix, ¼ pear, 2 tablespoons cranberries, 2 tablespoons pecans, 1 strip of bacon (crumbled), and ¼ balsamic reduction. Enjoy!

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING
Calories 250 (100 from fat)
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 230mg
Carbohydrate 38g (7g dietary fiber, 24g sugar)
Protein 6g

 

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