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Sweet Autumn Salad

 Sweet Autumn Salad
MY family and friends tell me that this is their favorite salad in the world, bar none! All flavors work well together and it adds a bright touch to the table with the mixture of fruits and nuts.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 medium red pear, diced
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/3 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a salad bowl, combine the greens, pear, oranges, grapes,
  • cranberries and pecans.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour
  • over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 347 calories, 22 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 3 g protein.