Fruity Green Salad with Honey Dressing Recipe

Fruity Green Salad with Honey Dressing Recipe
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Fruity Green Salad with Honey Dressing Recipe

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I'm a beekeeper and always looking for new ways to use honey. I've found that when I put honey in dressing, I don't need to add oil, which cuts down on the fat. This salad goes well with any entree. —Hope Ralph of Woburn, Massachusetts
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens or 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 2 medium ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey, warmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

In a salad bowl, toss the greens, pears and cherries. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fruity Green Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p31

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 134 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 vegetable.

  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens or 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 2 medium ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey, warmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. In a salad bowl, toss the greens, pears and cherries. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fruity Green Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p31

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