Here is what you'll need: Greens (I used a baby spring mix), pear, pecans, brown sugar, dried cherries, gorgonzola cheese, red onion & dressing recipe below.
Start by sugaring some pecans. I like to use brown sugar, but you can use white as well. Put them on the stove in a pan and let them heat up. Once the sugar starts to melt keep stirring until they are melty and coated. Sugar goes from delicious gooeyness to burnt and horrible in a matter of seconds, so make sure you keep your eyes on it the whole time.
Once they are coated, remove them from the pan onto a plate and set aside.
For the dressing. You need: 1 tbl mustard of your liking, 1 tbl honey, 3 tsp cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of olive oil, and S&P to taste. Put them all in a small mason jar, with the lid, and shake, shake, shake until well combined.
I like to dress the greens before I put the salad together. Unless you are making for a group and would rather let them put the dressing on their own.
I put my portion of greens in a mixing bowl and drizzle some dressing over them.
Then I get my fingers in there and toss by hand. Getting some dressing on all the leaves.
Plate half of the greens on the plate, then add a few slices of your pear. I like the brown Asian pears the best, but you can use whatever pear you like.
Then I add the rest of the greens, some dried cherries, red onion slices, gorgonzola cheese crumbles and some of my sugared pecans. Delicious.