Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salad with Smoked Turkey

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

Yield: 4 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 247
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 17.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 26.1g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 764mg
  • Calcium: 87mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
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