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Holiday Salad with Orange Balsamic Dressing

By Domestikated Life

  cup Balsamic Vinegar
 ½ cup Olive Oil
 ¼ cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
 1 tbsp Orange Zest, Plus More For Garnishing
 1 tsp Garlic Paste
 1 tsp Honey, Plus More For Drizzling
 Salt And Pepper
 Little Leaf Farms Baby Red And Green Leaf Lettuce
 1 Pear, Cored And Thinly Sliced
 Candied Pecans
 Dried Cranberries
 Goat Cheese, Crumbled

In A Small Saucepan, Simmer Balsamic Vinegar Until It Reduces By A Little More Than Half, About 10 Minutes. Remove From Heat And Let Cool Completely.


In A Small Jar With A Lid, Combine Cooled Balsamic Reduction, Olive Oil, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice And Zest, Garlic Paste, And Honey. Screw On The Top And Shake The Ingredients Vigorously To Emulsify. Season With Salt And Pepper To Taste.


To Assemble The Salad, Fill A Large Serving Platter With Little Leaf Farms Baby Red And Green Leaf Lettuce.


Arrange Thin Slices Of Pears On The Bed Of Lettuce, Top With Candied Pecans, Dried Cranberries, And Crumbles Of Goat Cheese.


Lightly Drizzle The Goat Cheese With Honey, And Top With Remaining Orange Zest.


Dress With Orange Balsamic Dressing Immediately Before Serving.