Pear Ginger Soy Salad Recipe

  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger, or to taste
  • 2 pears, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1/4 cup ponzu sauce (citrus soy-based sauce), divided
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag mixed salad greens, or to taste
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Spread onion and bell pepper in the prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic and ginger in the hot oil until garlic begins to brown slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Add pears to garlic mixture and cook until pears are evenly coated in oil, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low and pour 1 tablespoon ponzu over pears; cook until pears begin to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Add more garlic and ginger if desired.
  5. Mix remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons ponzu in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Add garlic and ginger if desired. Remove saucepan from heat and cool.
  6. Combine greens, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, and pears in a bowl; drizzle with ponzu-olive oil mixture. Toss salad to evenly coat.