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Apple Pear Salad

 Apple Pear Salad
When very good friends drove a long way to visit me after I moved, I served them this wonderful salad with fruit and nuts. Needless to say, we had a great visit and lots of good food. —Cathy Seed of Summerfield, North Carolina
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 medium tart apples, cut into chunks
  • 2 medium firm pears, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup seedless red grapes
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 head Boston or Bibb lettuce
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  • In a bowl, toss apples and pears with lemon juice. Add grapes; toss
  • gently. In a another bowl, combine the water, vinegar, oil, mustard,
  • sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over fruit and toss to coat. Serve in
  • lettuce-lined bowls; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 117 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat.