Pear Salad Recipe

Citrus Apple & Pear Salad

This zesty fresh salad is a great luncheon salad or as an accompaniment to your favorite pork dish.

30 min. prep time
4 servings
000 Ratings



1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Pepper, if desired


3 medium (4 cups) tart red apples, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 small (2 cups) pears, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup sliced red onion rings, cut in half
2 cups baby spinach leaves, torn
5 slices cooked bacon, chopped
4 ounces (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese


Combine all dressing ingredients in medium bowl; beat with wire whisk until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

Combine apples, pears, onion and spinach leaves in large bowl. Pour dressing over apple mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tip

- No need to peel the fruit in this recipe. The peel adds great color and extra fiber to the salad.

- Dressing can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 430

Fat: 28g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 730mg

Carbohydrates: 38g

Dietary Fiber: 7g

Protein: 12g

Recipe #14716©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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