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