Apple and Pear Salad with Mixed Greens
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.
- 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
- 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.
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
Funded in part by USDA SNAP.
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Last update: Tuesday, March 26, 2013