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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

25 mins
8 side-dish servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

Balsamic-Dressed Mesclun with Pears:

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

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 5mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 13g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 6g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 8g; protein 4g; vitamin a 291.5IU; vitamin c 5.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 52.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 110mg; potassium 246mg; calcium 70.7mg; iron 0.7mg.