Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 08, 2023
This simple salad is an elegant side dish for any menu. With a blend of fresh pears and warm, comforting flavors, it’s perfect for special meals. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia
Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups chopped leaf lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk


  1. In a large bowl, combine lettuce and kale. Top with pears, pepper jack cheese and bacon. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, mustard, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Gradually whisk in enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 206 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.