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Pear and Granola Salad with Greek Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing

by Aggies Kitchen on October 26, 2012

Remember Jenna’s granola I shared with you earlier this week? Well, it’s gone (time to make more!). I threw the last of it on this salad the other day for lunch and let me tell you, granola on salad is where it’s at.

I was having a major craving for pear and gorgonzola something the other day. That something turned into a salad (surprise surprise). I had the pears, the gorgonzola, and the greens but I was missing those honey sweet crunchy nuts that I felt absolutely belonged on top of a salad like that.

At the same time I was experiencing this intense craving, I happen to get Sommer’s comment on my granola blog post that said something sort of like, “I could honestly put granola on top of EVERYTHING!!”

Ding ding ding. There ya have it.

Granola on salad. And this Greek Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing pulled it all together perfectly.

Greek Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing Recipe

Serve this healthier version of poppyseed dressing over fresh greens, sliced pears, gorgonzola and granola for a great fall inspired salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • pinch salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small jar or sealed container. Shake well until all ingredients are combined and creamy. Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 26, 2012 at 6:51 am

What a lovely dressing! I am soooo trying this!

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Aggies Kitchen October 26, 2012 at 9:11 am

Thank you! Greek yogurt rocks. :)

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Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama October 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

Delicious! I never thought to put granola on salad

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Aggies Kitchen October 26, 2012 at 9:11 am

It was such a nice surprise, the perfect crunchy topping and complements a fruit salad so well. Have a great weekend Jamie!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) October 26, 2012 at 10:08 am

wow, i never thought to toss granola on a salad – genius! i love salads that have candied nuts on top, and granola would be like that but maybe even better ;)

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective October 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

Whoohoo! So glad to be your inspiration for this lovely salad. We may just have it with diner tonight. :)

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles October 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

ding ding ding. You are always thinking, girl. You’re not gonna let me ever have a boring salad. Love it!! xo

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Angie October 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

What a great way to make poppyseed dressing!

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Bev @ Bev Cooks October 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Oh duuuuude I so want this.

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Cassie | Bake Your Day October 26, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Oh my gosh – why have I never thought of this before? So smart,Aggie, I love it!

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Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk October 27, 2012 at 2:08 am

The dressing sounds great and I never would have thought to put granola on my salad…thanks for sharing!

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Minnie(@thelady8home) October 27, 2012 at 9:11 am

Wowwwwww! This sounds so Fabulous!!! I loved the combinations you used. :-D

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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen October 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

What a marvelous idea! I know I would love it.

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Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen October 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I’m telling you, after all the heavy, fall foods of late, this salad is exactly what I need. Love the Greek yogurt dressing! Pinning.

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kristy @ the wicked noodle October 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

What a fabulous fall salad! I would never have thought to toss some granola on my greens – what an easy way to add both flavor and texture. LOVE!!

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Tara @ Unsophisticook October 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

This sounds so refreshing!

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patsy October 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Now, that’s a salad I think I could eat every day!

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tom@morethanpepper October 28, 2012 at 11:08 pm

now is that healthy or what?

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katie November 5, 2012 at 10:47 am

Oh this salad looks fab. I would have never thought to add granola to my salad! love it.

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Kathy March 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I’ve been looking for one without canola or soybean oil, so this is perfect. You know what else is good on top of salads? Hulled sunflower seeds.

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