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Green Salad with Pears, Cranberries, and Walnuts

by Jeanette on September 14, 2010 · 2 Comments
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One of my husband’s favorite salads when we eat out is pear salad, so when I saw the first pears of the season at our local farmer’s market, I bought a bag and tried to recreate the salad he had on a recent vacation.  I watched anxiously as he ate it…not a piece of leafy green left on his plate!  

Try this tasty way to get a serving of leafy green vegetables into a meal.


Green Salad with Pears, Cranberries, and Walnuts

4 handfuls of mixed baby greens
1 fresh pear, cored and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons dried cranberries
3 tablespoons toasted walnuts
2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese, optional

Vinaigrette:

3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
salt and pepper

Whisk together olive oil and vinegar to make vinaigrette.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Toss together baby greens, sliced pears, cranberries, walnuts and cheese (if using).

Drizzle vinaigrette over salad and toss.  Serve.

Note: If you like, substitute apples for the pears.

More Fruit and Green Salads:
GreenChef Natalia’s Micro Greens, Apple and Fennel Salad
Veggicurious’ Roasted Pear Salad with Mixed Greens, Arugula, Goat Cheese and Tarragon
Chef Jill Davie’s Island Fruit and Mixed Green Salad
Anticancer Ingredients:  Leafy Green Vegetables, Walnuts, Cranberries

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Comments

  1. Now that my kind of salad! Yummy!

  2. Thanks Angie, glad you like it!

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