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Pear Harvest Salad Recipe

Pear Harvest Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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