Southern City Flavors

Mixed Greens with Toasted Walnuts and Raspberry Pear Vinaigrette

Mixed greens are tossed with vinaigrette featuring our Zack's Raspberry Jalapeno Sauce.


  • 2 Pears, peeled, cored, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 Pear, very ripe, peeled, cored, coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Zack's Raspberry Jalapeno Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 10 cups Mixed greens, cleaned, dried, chilled
  • 3/4 cup Walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss pears lightly with vegetable oil and spread in one layer in a shallow baking pan. Season with salt and pepper. Roast pears, turning once, until pears are tender and beginning to brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from baking dish, cool and reserve.
  2. Place pear, lemon juice, Raspberry Jalapeno Sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor or a blender. Process until the pear is pureed and the ingredients are mixed.
  3. With the motor running, pour the olive oil through the feed tube. Pulse until the oil is completely emulsified. Correct the seasonings.
  4. Place mixed greens in a serving bowl, season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss greens with vinaigrette just to coat. Check seasonings, sprinkle with reserved pears and walnuts
Product used in this recipe:
Raspberry Jalapeno Jelly

One of Zack's favorite sauces! A unique combination of two culinary treasures form a sweet, tangy heat you're sure to love. Mix with vinegar & oil for a vinaigrette that really shows that salad who's boss! For flavor that's out of this world, use as a meat glaze on chicken breast, pork chops, roasts, and lamb. Pour over cream cheese for a great cracker hors d'oeuvre. Need a quick and easy to die for desert? Just pour a little on top of a piece of cheesecake or ice cream. A great ending to any dinner party with little effort!

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