Cranberry, Pecan, and Pear Salad

Transform this salad into an entrée by adding grilled salmon or chicken.


6 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 240
Fat 14.4 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Protein 2.8 g
Carbohydrate 29.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 162 mg
Caloriesfromfat 54 %
Fiber 5.7 g
Calcium 75 mg


1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 2 cups mixed salad greens
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
2 Bartlett pears, cored and sliced
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted


Place 1/3 cup cranberries in a small bowl; cover with warm water. Let stand 10 minutes or until cranberries plump; drain well.

Place plump cranberries and next 6 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. With processor on, slowly add oil through food chute; process until blended.

Divide salad greens evenly among 6 plates. Sprinkle 1/2 cup dried cranberries evenly over salads; top evenly with pear slices and pecans. Drizzle 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing over each salad. Serve immediately.


Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2006
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