Pear, Date, and Manchego Salad



Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups salad)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 182
Fat 10.3 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Sodium 212 mg


1 cup gourmet salad greens
2 ripe Bosc pears
2 teaspoons lemon juice
6 pitted dates, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 ounce shaved Manchego cheese


Arrange salad greens on each of 4 plates. Finely chop pears; toss with lemon juice. Divide pear, chopped dates, and chopped walnuts evenly among salads. Combine olive oil, vinegar, salt, and black pepper, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over salads. Top each salad with 1/4 ounce shaved Manchego cheese.


David Joachim,

November 2012
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