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Pear and Manchego Salad with Walnut 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.

Health DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3 cups salad plus 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing)
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 229
  • Fat: 16.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 9.5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 19g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 270mg
  • Calcium: 63mg
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