Pears, blue cheese, and leafy greens tossed with a simple pear nectar, oil, and vinegar dressing makes an elegant side dish accompaniment to any entree.
In a large salad bowl place mesclun and pear slices. Toss lightly to combine.
For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine pear nectar, oil, vinegar, mustard, ginger, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Pour dressing over salad; toss lightly to coat.
Divide evenly among salad plates. Sprinkle each serving with nuts and cheese.
Makes 8 side-dish servings
Prepare as directed above, except omit dressing. Toss salad with 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette or bottled balsamic vinaigrette. Nutrition Facts per serving: 183 cal., 13 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 5 mg chol., 107 mg sodium, 15 g carbo., 3 g fiber, 4 g pro.Daily Values: 6% vit. A, 10% vit. C, 7% calcium, 5% ironExchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 Fruit, 2 1/2 Fat