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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."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    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

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 211 calories, 14g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.

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