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Mixed Greens with Pears and Spicy Pecans

Health SEPTEMBER 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  • Pecans:
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Dressing:
  • 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
  • Salad:
  • 6 cups gourmet salad greens
  • 1 cup trimmed arugula
  • 2 Bosc pears, cored and chopped

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 198
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 153mg
  • Calcium: 90mg
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