Natural Grocers Organic Pear, Pecan & Goat Cheese Salad

Sweet pears, crunchy pecans, and creamy goat cheese combine to create a delicious fall salad that comes together quickly and is sure to please!

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1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Pecan Pieces
3 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 tablespoons organic white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons organic dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Grade A Dark Maple Syrup
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Thyme Leaf
1⁄4 teaspoon each Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt and Organic Ground Black Pepper
1 (5-ounce) package organic salad greens, (50/50 blend or spring mix both work well)
2 medium organic pears, cored and diced into ½-inch cubes
  Scant ½ cup crumbled organic goat cheese
  1. Toast the pecans in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until they are fragrant and lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Transfer the pecans to a plate to cool.
  2. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously to emulsify. Set aside.
  3. Place the salad greens and pears in a large bowl and toss with the dressing; finish by topping with the pecans and goat cheese. Serve immediately.