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Basil and Blue Cheese Salad

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 12

This vibrant salad made with salad greens, fruit, blue cheese and basil will lend color and bright flavor as a Thanksgiving side dish.

Ingredients

1/3
cup olive oil
1/3
cup seasoned rice vinegar
1
teaspoon country-style Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
10
cups mixed salad greens
1/2
cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
2
ripe pears, thinly sliced
2
navel oranges, sectioned
2
avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
1
cup crumbled blue cheese (4 oz)

Directions

  • 1 In small bowl, stir oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper flakes with whisk.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss salad greens and basil. Add pears, oranges, avocados and blue cheese; gently toss. Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

The dressing can be mixed and refrigerated up to 24 hours before using.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
),
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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