Pear, Parmesan, & balsamic salad


  • for the balsamic glaze:
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • for the rest:
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 ripe pear, sliced thin (Comice, Bartlett, or Bosc all work well)
  • 34 ounces (1/3 cup to 1/2 cup) shaved Parmesan
  • olive oil, for drizzling


  1. To make the glaze, combine balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. When mixture simmers, turn the heat down to low and let bubble until reduced by half, about 5-8 minutes. Let cool and set aside.
  2. Combine greens, sliced pear, and shaved Parmesan. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil, and that’s it. Enjoy!