Five Favorite Meat and Pear Salads

In the summer, we usually like something lighter for a meal than we would in fall or winter. We also like combining our favorite things. While we enjoy salads in the summer, sometimes we want more protein in our diet. Dairy proteins and protein-rich plants are excellent and have a place in a healthy, varied diet, but we sometimes enjoy meat in our salad. We also love combining sweet foods with savory for an explosion of flavors that hits the spot. The texture of pear is crisp and firm and adds a different layer to a salad that we really enjoy. So, today, we’re looking at meaty, savory pear salads that can punch up mealtime! None of these recipes have more than 20 grams of carbs!

Crispy Pork Salad


Pork belly, walnuts, blue cheese and pear marry in this delicious salad. By caramelizing the nuts in stevia, the recipe adds extra sweetness without extra carbs. The different textures in this salad keep your mouth entertained and your brain engaged. The meal keeps your attention and fills you with protein and plants! The salad has 537.5 calories, 4.77 grams of carbs and 12.74 grams of protein per serving. Get the recipe.

Grilled Steak Salad with French Vinaigrette


This salad also pairs pear and blue cheese as a classic pairing but also throws New York strip steak into the mix for a toothsome dish. The meat can be cooked on a barbecue in good weather, keeping the heat out of your kitchen! Mustard and basil bring a pungency to the dressing that we find appealing. With 469.1 calories, 14.9 grams of carbohydrates and 26.7 grams of protein, we’re big fans. Get the recipe.

Pear and Bacon Salad


Few meat-eaters don’t enjoy bacon. The salty, crispy slices of meat have a lot of flavor. That’s why this recipe only needs two slices to hold its own against the taste of goat cheese. Once you throw in pears, grapes and pistachios, you have an out of the ordinary salad that is interesting and far from the humdrum salads we might make routinely. A serving holds 170 calories, 15 grams of carbs and five grams of protein. Get the recipe.

Cinnamon-rubbed Sirloin Salad with Fresh Pear Vinaigrette


If you would like to add a little depth with spice and sweetness, this sirloin salad might be right for you. The meat is rubbed with salt, pepper and cinnamon prior to being grilled. As well as having pear in the salad, it is also incorporated into the dressing. The salad simple — lettuce, pecans, pear and sirloin come together with the tasty dressing and seasoning for a great meal. With 330 calories, 19 grams of carbohydrates and 14 grams of protein, this is a great salad. Get the recipe.

Wine-poached Chicken, Pear and Walnut Salad


This fabulous salad isn’t just delicious: it’s sure to be a hit with guests. There is something about wine-poached food that just feels like an event instead of just a meal. So, if you’re planning on having someone over this summer, this might be just the dish for you! If you aren’t someone who likes cooking with wine, you can poach the fowl in a seasoned broth instead. However you cook it, it will be enjoyable. This main dish has 540 calories, 31 grams of protein and 20 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

We hope you enjoy these great salads as much as we do. Enjoying lighter fare in the hot months is so pleasant!

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