Pear and Manchego Salad with Walnut Dressing

Photo: Kate Sears; Stylist: Amy Wilson
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.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3 cups salad plus 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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)

Preparation

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.

Adeena Sussman,

Health

December 2011
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