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Warm Pear Salad Recipe

Warm Pear Salad Recipe

Pear slices tossed with salad greens, red onion and blue cheese are drizzled with tangy raspberry vinaigrette in this refreshing salad. After enjoying a similar dish at a restaurant, I came home and worked up my own version. My family declared it a winner. -Marjorie Zalewski, Toledo, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe pears, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 6 slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
  • RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1. In a nonstick skillet, saute pear slices for 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender. On salad plates, arrange the greens, pears, onion, blue cheese and sunflower kernels.
  • 2. In a blender, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Drizzle over salads. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 243 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.