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Arugula and Pear Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total time 12 mins
Yield 4 servings
This salad combines the peppery bite of arugula with the sweetness of juicy pears and the earthy crunch of walnuts. If you can't find Bosc pears, Anjou or Starkrimson are also good choices for salads.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 2 Bosc pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 168
  • fat 12.5 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 5.7 g
  • polyfat 4.6 g
  • protein 2.5 g
  • carbohydrate 15.1 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 164 mg
  • calcium 106 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add arugula and pears to bowl; toss to coat. Place about 1 1/2 cups salad on each of 4 plates; sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon walnuts.