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Walnut Pear Salad Recipe

Walnut Pear Salad Recipe

"This nutty salad is absolutely beautiful with mixed greens," suggests Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington. "Pears and apricot nectar add fruity sweetness."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup apricot nectar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 medium pears, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 12 cups mixed salad greens
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first six ingredients; shake well. Combine the pears and dressing in a large serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • 2. Just before serving, add greens to pear mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 cups) equals 211 calories, 14 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 6 g protein.