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Pear and Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Pear and Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 6
Bursting with sweet pears, tart cranberries and crunchy pecans, this 15-minute salad is topped off with a tasty maple dressing.
Updated December 11, 2020

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup or organic 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 organic sweetened dried cranberries

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Cooking Vegan? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegan. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
130mg
6%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
18g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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