Nutty Pear Salad

Egg-free
Soy-free
Wheat-Free / Gluten-Free
High-Fiber
Kosher
Low-Carbohydrate
Low-Cholesterol
Low-Sodium
Vegetarian / Meatless
Dish type
Dinner
Serves
6
Ready in
18 minutes*

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (6-oz.) bag spring mix lettuce or 1 head Bibb lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 red pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 oz. crumbled Gorgonzola (3/4 cup)
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes*
Ready in
18 minutes*
  1. In a skillet over medium heat combine pecans and 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Cook and stir until the sugar melts and caramelizes. Carefully transfer coated pecans to a sheet of wax paper or foil. Let cool; break into pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, for the dressing, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard, garlic and remaining sugar. Slowly whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a large serving bowl layer lettuce, pears, Gorgonzola, avocado and green onions. Add dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cooled pecans, and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 306, Calories Fat 208, Total Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 225mg, Carbohydrate 21g, Protein 5g
Serving Size1
Calories306
Calories Fat208
Calories (fat) extra67
Total Fat24g
Total Fat (extra)38
Saturated Fat5g
Saturated Fat (extra)25
Cholesterol10mg
Cholesterol (extra)4
Sodium225mg
Sodium (extra)9
Potassium295mg
Carbohydrate21g
Carbohydrate (extra)7
Fiber4g
Fiber (extra)20
Sugars13g
Protein5g
Omega30g
Vitamin A744IU
Vitamin A (extra)15
Vitamin C8mg
Vitamin C (extra)14
Iron0mg
Iron (extra)1