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Pear and Granola Salad with Greek Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing

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.

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Pear and Granola Salad with Greek Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing

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

Directions:

  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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22 comments on “Pear and Granola Salad with Greek Yogurt Poppyseed Dressing”

  1. What a lovely dressing! I am soooo trying this!

  2. Delicious! I never thought to put granola on salad

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

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Whoohoo! So glad to be your inspiration for this lovely salad. We may just have it with diner tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  6. What a great way to make poppyseed dressing!

  7. Oh duuuuude I so want this.

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

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

  10. Wowwwwww! This sounds so Fabulous!!! I loved the combinations you used. ๐Ÿ˜€

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!!

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

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

  17. 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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