Cobb Salad with Pears

Source: Modified from a recipe from What's Cooking? at USDA

Serving size: 1 cup

Servings per recipe: 6

Sweet and savory, this Cobb Salad is sure to delight with the addition of canned pears, carrots, and Parmesan cheese.

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For the Salad:

  • 2 canned pear halves, cut into wedges
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/3 cups carrots, grated
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts, chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup pear juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 dash salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil


Cutting board & sharp knife, grater, measuring cups & spoons, large mixing bowl, small mixing bowl & fork, salad tongs


  1. For the dressing, add pear juice, vinegar, honey, mustard, and salt and pepper and olive oil in a small bowl, and mix with a fork.
  2. Put mixed greens in large mixing bowl, drizzle dressing over greens and toss greens gently to mix.
  3. Add pear wedges, chopped walnuts, and grated carrots and toss lightly.
  4. Portion out 1 cup of salad and top with 1/2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese.

More About Leaf Lettuce

How to Select

Choose lettuce with crisp leaves. Avoid brown edges.

How to Store

After purchase, rinse well and dry with paper towels. Refrigerate leaf lettuce in plastic bag up to 1 week.

How to Prepare

Enjoy on its own as a part of salads or even cooked.