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Caramelized Pear, Roasted Tomato and Lentil Salad

This fresh fall salad combines the natural sweetness of caramelized pear and roasted tomato, with earthy lentils and tender butter lettuce. Finished with lemon zest, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, this elegant salad lends a lighter side to holiday menus.
30 Minutes Total time 10 Minutes Prep time 20 Minutes Cook Time 290 Calories 6 Servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Roast vine-ripened tomatoes 15 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and agave nectar in skillet. Add pears; simmer for 15 minutes or until soft, turning once. Remove pears from heat; set aside.
  4. Toss lentils, walnuts, green onions, chile pepper, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon peel and lemon juice.
  5. Arrange DOLE Butter Bliss salad blend on serving platter. Drizzle salad with remaining 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Top with lentil salad, caramelized pears and roasted tomatoes. Serve immediately.

Tips & tricks

Take your time pan-roasting the pears. The cooking time will vary according to the pears’ firmness.

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