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Pear Harvest Salad Recipe
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Pear Harvest Salad Recipe

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We came up with this delicious salad trying to use up leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. We think you'll love it, too! —Nancy Prewitt, Beaverton, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 2 medium pears, sliced
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup honey-roasted sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 438 calories, 23 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 549 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Directions

  1. Divide spring mix among six plates. Layer with turkey, pears, avocado, pomegranate seeds and onion.
  2. Whisk the dressing ingredients; drizzle over salads. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pear Harvest Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p44

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 438 calories, 23 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 549 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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RFM
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"I made this for Christmas for the family of my husband, and everyone tasted it... and said it was delicious and they ate more than one time... mmmhh I put all ingredients !! -I put normal apple vinegar and cider wine also"

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"I also omitted the turkey, advocado, replaced blue cheese with feta cheese, it was excellent"

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"Kids loved it too!"

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"I really didn't like the dressing. I went and bought a poppy seed dressing that went excellent with it. Also, I left out the turkey and just had it as a side salad. Oh, and I mixed spinach leaves with the spring greens. Delicious."

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"I made this salad for Thanksgiving, as a side dish (without the cubed turkey). It is a delicious salad. Pomegranate in a salad adds a delightful pop of flavor in your mouth. I did not add the bleu cheese and it was still a delicious salad. Definitely a keeper! I am making it again for Christmas."

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