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Fresh Apple & Pear Salad Recipe

Fresh Apple & Pear Salad Recipe

This fun combination of ingredients comes together beautifully in one flavor-packed dish. Crunchy apples and ripe, juicy pears are fantastic tossed with crisp, cool cucumbers and a spicy dressing. —Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine apples, pears, cucumber and onion. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over apple mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 96 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 fruit, 1/2 fat

Reviews for Fresh Apple & Pear Salad

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Made this exactly as instructed with dill (couldn't find tarragon)... Simple, refreshing and surprisingly very tasty. I never thought the mustard vinaigrette would work with fresh fruit, but I was mistaken -- it is so yummy. Took it to the office and shared at lunch -- it was a hit (especially with my vegan boss)!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"Simple to make and great flavors!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"I cut way back on the red onion and dill and it's very good. It was a little overpowering otherwise."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"I liked this and it was really easy to put together. However, I took it to a family party and there were definitely leftovers and no one really commented on it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"This salad is wonderful! I made it with fresh tarragon, which we really enjoyed; however, the dill also sounds delicious, so I will be making it again soon!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"I really enjoyed this salad. Who would have thought that the combinations of ingredients would compliment each other so well? Very light and refreshing. Will make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"I made this for a lunch party and it was a hit!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"I loved this salad and am making it again for a dinner party!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"Riquisima"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Recipe turned out very well. Cut all into small size pieces and doubled dressing as I like extra sauce. Used dijon as I didnt have spicy brown. Paired it with a sweet marinated grill pork chop and then had the left over salad with pork patty sausage and fried potatoes for breakfast! Great the next morning!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"This fruit and veg salad is a winner! It was a perfect lunch. I used Gala and Granny Smith along with the other ingredients. I will make this recipe again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"This was very good!! At first I thought it would be odd to mix fruit and mustard but it worked!"

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