Citrus Apple & Pear Salad

Pear Salad Recipe
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This zesty fresh salad is a great luncheon salad or as an accompaniment to your favorite pork dish.
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

Dressing

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

Salad

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

Directions

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

- 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
Cholesterol
40mg
Carbohydrates
38g
Protein
12g
Fat
28g
Sodium
730mg
Dietary Fiber
7g

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