Pear-Dorf Salad


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By Todd Porter

Published 2013

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As an ode to one of our favorite fruits, we personalized a version of the classic Waldorf salad by using sweet seasonal pears. With so many pear varieties to choose from, it’s always such a treat to welcome the autumn season by having a pear-centric salad. For glorious color, use red Anjou or Seckel pears for their beautiful skins. The wonderful balance of crunchy celery, sweet grapes, chewy raisins, and crisp pears is harmony in a bowl. Asian pears are also a great addition to this salad because of their crisp, juicy flesh. You can personalize this salad further with your own favorite pear variety.


For the Dressing

  • ¼ cup (60ml) mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (60ml) yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

For the Salad

  • 2 ripe pears, chopped
  • ½ cup (50g) chopped celery
  • ½ cup (75g) grapes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins
  • cup (60g) chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups (110g) chopped fresh lettuce



  1. Make the dressing: In a bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients. Mix well, and chill for about 20 minutes before serving.
  2. Make the salad: In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients.
  3. Before serving, add the dressing to the salad and toss well. Serve cold.