When it comes to composing a great fall salad, the key is knowing which fruits and vegetables are currently in season. In the case of this particular mix, the star ingredient is the pears (I used red bartletts), which should be available at your local farmers market beginning in late summer and through the fall.
The crunchy sweetness from the fruit balances out the earthiness of the lentils and kale, and the tanginess of the feta cheese. I like to julienne the kale and cut the pears into matchsticks so that each of the components are a similar size.
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