Power Greens Salad with Pear and Blackberries
Power Greens Salad with Pear and Blackberries is a nutritious blend of power greens, juicy pears, sweet blackberries, feta cheese, and toasted pecans tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette!
**The photos for this post were updated in September 2018. The recipe and text remain unchanged.
I haven’t shared a salad with you in such a long time that I’ve been going through withdrawals. The last one I shared here was in July!
I got sidetracked thinking about comfort foods like lasagna and enchiladas with fall on the horizon, but since salads are a daily staple for me it’s high time that I created this Power Greens Salad with Pear and Blackberries to keep my salad game interesting.
I had the idea for this salad over a month ago and have been tinkering with it behind the scenes ever since. Maybe you caught a couple of my stories on Instagram?
It was some delicious tinkering, because this salad is full of ingredients that I love.
Originally I tested this salad using spring greens, but when I set out to make it for the third time I realized I only had power greens in the fridge. I used the power greens and I loved the salad even more!
If you’re not familiar with power greens, they’re a blend of some of the most nutritious greens that often include baby chard, spinach and kale. These greens are packed with vitamins and minerals and they have a hearty flavor that I love.
My kids happen to love these greens in salads and in smoothies like my Power Greens Smoothie, so I try to keep them on hand.
The hearty greens are perfectly balanced with the juicy pear and sweet blackberries, and the salty feta cheese and toasted pecans give the salad the savory flavor and crunch that it needs.
This salad’s got it all!
Every salad needs a great dressing, and this Power Greens Salad recipe has just that. It’s tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette, which is tangy, sweet and absolutely delicious.
The apple cider vinaigrette is so versatile that it’s my go-to dressing during the fall.
This is a nutritious salad that everyone will be excited to eat. 🙂
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Power Greens Salad
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 ounces Power Green or Super Green Blend lettuce
- 1 large Bartlett pear cut into 1" pieces
- 1 pint blackberries halved if large
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ½ cup toasted pecan pieces
Prepare the dressing:
- Place the vinegar, maple syrup, dijon, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste in a mason jar and screw on the lid tightly. Shake vigorously until emulsified.
Assemble the salad:
- Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss gently with enough of the dressing to coat, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- You can find pre-toasted pecan pieces at Trader Joe’s. To toast your own, place pecan pieces on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
45 Comments on “Power Greens Salad with Pear and Blackberries”
What a pretty salad, Marcie! I often go through withdrawals too when I haven’t had enough salads! 🙂 This power version looks perfect! I love that you paired it with pears and blackberries. So good for a fall meal!
Thank you, Gayle! I’ve been eating this so much lately!
Salad are definitely a staple for me too, and this one is all sorts of fall fabulous, Marcie!! Love that you used power greens and all the toppings, textures and flavors going on here look perfect! Plus that apple cider vinaigrette sounds like the perfect finishing touch! Totally making this for lunch this week!! Cheers, friend!
I know you love your salads, Cheyanne — yours are always so gorgeous! Thank you and hope you’re having a great Monday!
This is great! I always have a hard time coming up with Fall inspired salad ideas but this is perfect! I love the addition of pears and blackberries!
Thank you, Annie! 🙂
It’s been too long since I’ve had a salad, too…I’ve been in Bermuda for 6 days, eating all the fish & chips and drinking all the sweet frilly cocktails, so I’m craving all the greens and this salad looks like sheer perfection! Definitely a beautiful, light fall meal!
Bermuda must’ve been AMAZING, and don’t make me jealous about fish and chips and cocktails please! haha Thanks, Julia!
I’m with you on the maple syrup! I LOVE the flavor it adds to dressings! And this salad! Soooo right up my alley! I love that you used pear!
Maple syrup just does magical things! Thanks, Ashley! 🙂
Is it weird that I am excited about the maple syrup dressing??? I love love love it!! It’s a fall perfect salad.
It’s not weird — maple syrup gets me excited too! haha Thanks, Z!
This salad looks awesome! I love all the fun fruits you put in here with the heathy power greens 🙂
Thanks so much, Medha!
It’s so hard saying goodbye to summer ingredients — I hear you! I always love salads all year round, however, and it’s a nice way to use delicious fall produce. Thanks, Vivian, and have a great week!
I get the same way once fall rolls around. My calendar has all comfort food and then I realize that I need some greens too!
I remember seeing this on your IG stories and thought it looked delicious. That dressing sounds perfect too. Such a perfect combo for fall!
Thanks, Sarah! ?
I love apple cider vinegar in dressings! Well actually in anything…sometimes a little bit even in a glass of water. This salad is calling my name! I recently had a salad dressing with maple syrup in it and loved it. Combined with the power greens and delicious fruit, I think this needs to go on our menu soon!
Apple cider vinegar is the best! Thanks so much Alyssa!
What a delicious, beautiful and healthy power green salad, Marice. Love the way you have combined pear and blackberries. And that apple cider maple syrup dressing sounds just too good. Loving it.
Thank you, Anu!
Love the pear in this salad! I wish I had this waiting for me for lunch!
Thank you, Jessica! It does make the perfect lunch!
With all the Fall comfort food I’ve been looking at it’s nice to see a fresh green salad too! I’m a bit fan of blackberries so I love that you included them!
We gotta break up that comfort food with some greens right? Thanks, Pamela!
This salad looks great, Marcie! I love the addition of pears 🙂
Thank you, Megan!
This is MY KIND OF SALAD! Love love love these ingredients and that vinaigrette sounds incredible!
Thank you, Denise!
This is a beautiful salad Marcie, I can have it for lunch everyday 🙂
Thank you, Manali, and so could I!
Aren’t fall salads the best?! This one looks like the perfect combination of sweet and salty. And I love that it has fresh pears in it! They are so good this time of year.
They are — who says summer has all the best produce?? Thanks so much, Kristine!
Your photos are droolacious! Such a gorgeous salad – it’s been a long while since I indulged in one too so thank you for reminding me that am long overdue. It took me awhile to try the whole fruit and savory combo in a salad, but now that I have – this flavor combo is scrumptious! Happy Friday!
Thank you so much Shashi and I hope you’re having a great weekend! 🙂
This salad looks amazing Marcie! It’s super healthy, filling, and packed with flavor.Awesome share. 🙂
Thank you so much, Puja!
I have GOT to start making more salad. This looks amazing!
Thank you, Cathleen!
This looks like my kind of salad! I love the idea of combining blackberries & pear with feta cheese. I’ve been really into feta lately!
Thank you, Nicole!
I made this today…Delicious!!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it Annie — thank you for the feedback! 💜
My husband takes a salad to work every day. I googled recipes and found your page. I have a list of your recipes to make within the next few days. I made this for him a few days ago. Wow, he was in heaven! He said every bite had a burst of flavor. This one is a keeper! Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Sincerely, Maureen
Hi Maureen! I’m so happy to hear that your husband liked the salad and that you’ve found a lot recipes that you’d like to try. I appreciate the feedback and if you ever have any questions, let me know!