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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. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • This salad is also great topped with sliced leftover turkey.
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
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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