Peanutty Pear Salad

A Dijon-soy sauce vinaigrette dresses a tasty combo of greens, pears, peanuts and raisins.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Soy-Dijon Vinaigrette

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon lemon juice
2
teaspoons sugar
2
teaspoons soy sauce
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard

Salad

6
cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens
2
large or 3 medium unpeeled ripe pears, sliced
1/3
cup dry-roasted peanuts
1/3
cup golden raisins

  • 1 In tightly covered container, shake vinaigrette ingredients.
  • 2 Divide salad greens among 6 plates. Top each with pears, peanuts and raisins. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

A sweet variety of eating apple can be substituted for the pears, and regular raisins or sweetened dried cranberries can be used instead of golden raisins.

Unlike most fruit, pears improve in flavor and texture after being harvested. If the pears you find in the supermarket are hard, store them in a plastic or paper bag at room temperature until they give slightly when pressed lightly. Once ripened, store pears in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.