Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salad with Smoked Turkey

Pears rank high in fiber among fresh fruits, especially when left unpeeled.


4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 247
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 8.2 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 17.7 g
Carbohydrate 26.1 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 764 mg
Calcium 87 mg


2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups (2-inch) strips smoked turkey breast (about 10 ounces)
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 large red Bartlett pears, thinly sliced
4 cups gourmet salad greens
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, and stir with a whisk. Add turkey, grapes, celery, and pears, tossing well to coat. Arrange 1 cup greens on each of 4 plates; divide grape mixture evenly over greens. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons walnuts.