I’m thrilled to be sharing one of my all time favorite side dish recipes with you today – a pear and walnut slaw! 🙂 What I love most is the sweet, soft pear combined with the salty, crunchy walnuts. It’s an incredible combination and I think you’ll love how light and refreshing this slaw is.

This pear and walnut slaw would make for a super simple, wonderfully delicious appetizer or side dish for your spring weekend meals! The dressing is light and tart, totally spring-y and pairs perfectly with almost any main course.

I hope you love this one as much as I do! Happy weekend!

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Pear and Walnut Salad (Paleo + Whole30!)


  • 1/4 head of cabbage, sliced into very thin strips (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 firm pears, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I love Chosen Foods Avocado Mayo)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch more
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper


  1. Place cabbage, pears, and walnuts in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, vinegar, mayo, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing mixture over the slaw and mix to fully combine.
  4. Serve immediately or let sit for 15 minutes to let the flavors mix.

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