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Warm Pear Salad

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.
  • Makes
    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

  • 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.
  • In a blender, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Drizzle over salads.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 243 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Myrka
    Mar 23, 2013

    This is a wonderful spring salad, filled with color and flavor. I love the perk this dressing gives to the salad. I have made this a few times, always with raves from guests.