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Romaine Cranberry Pear Salad Recipe

Easy romaine cranberry pear salad recipe that makes the perfect side dish to any meal. Uses delicious cranberry pear balsamic vinegar & fresh pears!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 side servings


  • 4 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 firm pear (chopped)
  • 1 - 2 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup salted oven roasted pecans roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Craisins
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons cranberry pear white balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste if desired


  • Prepare 4 cups of chopped romaine lettuce loosely packed. Place it in a large salad bowl.
  • Add pecans and Craisins.
  • At this point the salad can be placed in the refrigerator until ready to serve. (Not more than 2 - 3 hours.)
  • When ready to serve: break apart goat cheese and add to the bowl.
  • Chop the pear into small pieces. Add to bowl.
  • For the dressing: the measurements above are just guidelines. Add the oil and vinegar a little at a time until you achieve your preferred taste.
  • Toss everything together. Serve immediately.


*When using the cranberry pear white balsamic vinegar, less olive oil can be used. 
*Any creamy cheese (feta or mozzarella) can be substituted for the goat cheese.