Autumn Apple, Pear, and Cheddar Salad with Pecans

Autumn Apple, Pear, and Cheddar Salad with Pecans Recipe
Serve this classic flavor combination with roast chicken.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: about 1 2/3 cups salad, 2 teaspoons cheese, and 1 1/2 teaspoons nuts)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 134
Caloriesfromfat 36 %
Fat 5.4 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 3.4 g
Carbohydrate 21.1 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 255 mg
Calcium 93 mg

Ingredients

1 cup apple juice
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
10 cup gourmet salad greens (about 10 ounces)
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1 medium McIntosh apple, cored and cut into 18 wedges
1 medium Bartlett pear, cored and cut into 18 wedges
1/4 cup (1 ounce) finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

Place apple juice in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced to about 3 tablespoons (about 10 minutes). Combine reduced apple juice, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk.

Combine greens, grapes, apple, and pear in a large bowl. Drizzle with apple juice mixture; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts.

Note:

Joanne Weir,

October 2005
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