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Spiced Pear Lettuce Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 servings

I like to serve this pretty salad in the fall. The colors are bright, the texture fresh and the flavors a delightful blend. It compliments roasted entrees and is good with grilled meats, too. —Jess Apfe, Berkeley, California


  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash salt
  • 1 medium ripe pear, sliced
  • 2-1/2 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons raisins


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, orange juice, honey, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add pear slices; simmer 5-8 minutes longer or just until pears are tender.
  2. Divide salad greens between two bowls; top with the tomato, onion, raisins and pear slices. Drizzle with warm dressing; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 124 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 6g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.

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