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Pear and Manchego Salad with Walnut Dressing

Photo: Kate Sears; Stylist: Amy Wilson
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3 cups salad plus 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing)
Bartlett pears, toasted walknuts, and shaved Manchego cheese are tossed with baby lettuces for a light and filling Pear and Manchego Salad with Walnut Dressing. Pomegranate seeds offer flavor and healthly benefits.

Ingredients

  • 10 cup mixed baby lettuces
  • 2 red Bartlett or other red-skinned pears, sliced into wedges (8 ounces
  • 1/4 cup walnut halves, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 ounce Manchego cheese, thinly shaved
  • 3 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils (seeds)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 229
  • fat 16.8 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 9.5 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 270 mg
  • calcium 63 mg

How to Make It

  1. Divide lettuce, pear wedges, walnuts, and cheese among 4 plates.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, water, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. On each salad, drizzle 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing, then sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon pomegranate arils on top. Serve.