- 8 cups mesclun salad greens
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
- 4 fresh pears, quartered and cut into long, thin slices
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts or sliced almonds (optional)
- Italian dressing or a fruity vinaigrette
- dash salt and pepper, to taste
Divide the salad amongst 4 serving plates or bowls, and arrange the sliced pears on top. Drizzle with dressing and a light shake of salt and pepper.