Mixed Greens with Pears and Spicy Pecans

Leigh Beisch
4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)


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1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
6 cups gourmet salad greens
1 cup trimmed arugula
2 Bosc pears, cored and chopped


1. Pecans: Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add nuts, sugar, and red pepper; cook 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from pan.

2. Dressing: Whisk together juice and next 4 ingredients (through 1 tablespoon oil) in a bowl; add cheese.

3. Salad: Combine greens, arugula, and pears in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss. Sprinkle with nuts.

Created date

April 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 198
Fat 10 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 6 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 153 mg
Calcium 90 mg