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Walnut Pear Salad

 Walnut Pear Salad
"This nutty salad is absolutely beautiful with mixed greens," suggests Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington. "Pears and apricot nectar add fruity sweetness."
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

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

  • 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.
  • 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.