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Apple and Pear Salad with Mixed GreensApple and Pear Salad with Mixed Field Greens

Jami Nolen

October 18, 2009

 

Apple pie and applesauce are not the only way to serve apples, try this salad with a little roasted chicken for a quick nutritious dinner. Apples and pears are both in season right now and can be found at your local Farmers Market.

 

Yield

6 servings

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 cups (about 10 ounces) gourmet salad greens
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 2 medium McIntosh apples, cored and cut into 18 wedges
  • 2 medium Bartlett pears, cored and cut into 18 wedges
  • 1/2 cup (1 ounce) finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

 

Preparation

  • Place apple juice in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced to about 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes). Combine reduced apple juice, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk.
  • Combine greens, grapes, apples, and pears in a large bowl. Drizzle with apple juice mixture; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories: 268
Fat: 9.5 g
Protein: 6.8 g
Carbohydrate: 42.2 g
Fiber: 8.2 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Sodium: 510 mg
Calcium: 186 mg

 

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