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Harvest Salads with Pear Vinaigrette

 Harvest Salads with Pear Vinaigrette
You’ll love this simple but elegant salad’s subtly tart dressing and fresh taste. It’s a fantastic combination! Don’t have Gouda? Try using Swiss cheese instead. Cheryl Perry - Hertford, North Carolina
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 3 medium pears
  • 1/3 cup oil and vinegar salad dressing
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 6 ounces Gouda cheese, shaved
  • 3/4 cup honey-roasted sliced almonds


  • Peel and core one pear; coarsely chop. Place in a small food
  • processor; cover and process until smooth. While processing,
  • gradually add salad dressing in a steady stream. Set aside.
  • Divide salad greens among six salad plates. Slice remaining pears.
  • Arrange pears and cheese over salads. Sprinkle with almonds; drizzle
  • with dressing. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 294 calories, 21 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 655 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.