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Bartlett Pear and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe
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Bartlett Pear and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

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Sweet pears and rich blue cheese turn a bed of greens into an elegant side. Topped with tangy vinaigrette, this tantalizing salad from Cindy Dyrnes of Deptford, New Jersey will win rave reviews from all!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium Bartlett pears, halved and cored
  • 6 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 6 cups torn leaf lettuce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 161 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 261 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit.

Directions

  1. Place pears, cut side down, in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Brush with 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Add water and remaining lemon juice to pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or just until pears are tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine the blue cheese, walnuts and onions.
  4. Just before serving, divide lettuce among six plates; drizzle with dressing. Top each with a pear half and 2 tablespoons blue cheese mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Blue Cheese Pear Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 161 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 261 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit.

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