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Pecan Pear Salad                                              Becky Grasso

1 large ripe red pear, sliced                                   2 Tbsp. Butter or margarine divided

½ cup coarsely chopped pecans                                           ¼ tsp. salt, divided

2 cups mixed salad greens                                 2 Tbsp. Balsamic or red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil                                                   Pepper to Taste

In skillet, sauté pear in 1 T. butter until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.  In another skillet, sauté pecans in remaining butter until lightly browned, about 5 minutes; sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. salt.  Divide salad greens between two salad plates; arrange pears over greens.  Sprinkle with pecans.  In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine vinegar, oil pepper and remaining salt.  Shake well.  Drizzle over salad.