Autumn Apple, Pear, and Cheddar Salad with Pecans

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

More From Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 134
  • Calories from fat: 36%
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 21.1g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 255mg
  • Calcium: 93mg


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Combine greens, grapes, apple, and pear in a large bowl. Drizzle with apple juice mixture; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Autumn Apple, Pear, and Cheddar Salad with Pecans Recipe at a Glance
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

What's for Dinner Tonight?

Dinner Tonight
Get a quick and healthy dinner recipe delivered to your inbox each weekday.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy