Kate Mann at Salad Every Day creates a Fall-inspired salad that blends the beautiful, seasonal colors and flavors of apples and pears.
Make the dressing: Whisk O California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, O California White Balsamic Vinegar, and maple syrup together well. Add the ginger, a little at a time, tasting as you go. Stir in the red onion with about half the salt, then, whisk until the ingredients are emulsified. Taste-test the dressing on a salad green. Add more ginger and salt according to your preferences. Add fresh ground pepper to taste.
Prepare salad ingredients: Transfer the salad greens to a bowl. Chop half of the pear and half of the apple into small bite-size pieces. Add the fruit, along with the sliced onion, to the salad greens. Slice the remaining apple and pear lengthwise into roughly 1/2 inch wide pieces and set aside with the cheese and pecans.
Assemble the salad: Toss the salad with a light coating of the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste and toss again. Arrange the apple and pear slices on the salad and crumble the pecans on top. Garnish with the grated cheese. Serve, and enjoy.