Pear and Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Pear and Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Bursting with sweet pears, tart cranberries and crunchy pecans, this 15-minute salad is topped off with a tasty maple dressing.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

Vinaigrette
1/4
cup real maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup canola or vegetable oil
Salad
1/3
cup pecan halves
8
cups torn mixed salad greens
3
medium pears, peeled, cut into wedges
1/3
cup sweetened dried cranberries
  1. In small bowl, mix all vinaigrette ingredients except oil with wire whisk. Beat in oil until blended.
  2. Place pecans in 1-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on High 2 minutes to 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until browned.
  3. Divide salad greens among 6 serving plates. Arrange pear wedges on greens; sprinkle with pecans and cranberries. Drizzle vinaigrette over salads.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
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Variation
This salad is also great topped with sliced leftover turkey.
How-To
If the pears you purchase are very firm, place them in a brown bag on your counter for a day or two to ripen them.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.