Pear Salad with Creamy Vinaigrette

With fresh basil and a hint of apple cider, this quick mayonnaise dressing perfectly accents sweet pears on salad greens.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

3
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1
tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1
tablespoon mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
teaspoon finely chopped onion
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Salad

6
cups mixed baby greens
1
medium pear, thinly sliced
1/3
cup fontina cheese, diced

  • 1 In small bowl, mix vinaigrette ingredients with wire whisk.
  • 2 Divide salad ingredients among 4 salad plates. Drizzle with vinaigrette.

Expert Tips

Serve this salad topped with shredded rotisserie chicken to make it a complete meal.

Make the vinaigrette a day ahead, and store it in the refrigerator until needed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.