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Greens with Pears and Blue Cheese

Fresh greens, pear slices, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, crunchy walnts and a creamy citrus dressing make this healthy salad from Leanne Mocker a refreshing delight! “I first concocted it three years ago,“ she writes from Fall River, Massachusetts, “and it really was an instant sensation. My family loved it as much as I did.“
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 12 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 3 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the first eight ingredients. On each salad plate, arrange 2 cups of greens, half of a pear and about 1 tablespoon each of blue cheese and walnuts. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons dressing.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 169 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit.

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  • tastycook1
    Feb 25, 2009

    This is one of my favourite salads!!