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Pear Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

 Pear Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette
I created this recipe using ingredients on hand from a recent party - pears, mozzarella and salad greens. It’s beautiful to look at, a good blend of textures and so simple to fix. —Shirlee Bodfield, Tucson, Arizona
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 package (10 ounces) hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 3 medium pears, sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 3/4 cup sesame ginger vinaigrette
  • 1 package (3-3/4 ounces) oven-roasted sliced almonds


  • Divide salad mix among six plates. Top with pears and cheese; drizzle
  • with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 375 calories, 26 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 506 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 10 g protein.