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Mesclun Salad with Roasted Pears and Walnuts

Makes: 2 servings
Start to Finish 40 mins
Mesclun Salad with Roasted Pears and Walnuts
  • 1  medium pear, halved and cored
  • 3  tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3  cup  broken walnuts
  • 3  tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1  tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2  shallot or green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2  clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  pepper
  • 6  cups  mesclun (assorted baby greens) or one 6-ounce package ready-to-eat spring mix lettuces

1. Place pear halves, cut side down, in an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Add the 3 tablespoons vinegar and 2 tablespoons water. Cover and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 25 minutes or until tender (baking time depends on ripeness of pears). Remove from oven; set pan on wire rack and uncover; let pears cool in liquid. When cool, lift pears from liquid; discard liquid. Place pears on a cutting board. Slice pears lengthwise from bottom up to, but not through, stem end; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, place walnuts on a baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until light golden. Cool.

3. Stir together olive oil, the 1 tablespoon vinegar, shallot or green onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add greens; toss to coat. Arrange greens on two salad plates. Sprinkle with nuts. Fan a pear half atop each salad. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Mesclun Salad with Roasted Pears and Walnuts)
  • Servings Per Recipe 2,
  • cal. (kcal) 412,
  • Fat, total (g) 33,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 28,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 583,
  • vit. C (mg) 15,
  • sodium (mg) 289,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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