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Cranberry-Pear Tossed Salad

Cranberry-Pear Tossed Salad

"Kris Hernandez of Oneida, Wisconsin often treats dinner guests to this colorful and fruity salad. Pears, dried cranberries and mixed greens are combined with sugarcoated walnuts and blue cheese, then drizzle with a sweep apricot-flavored dressing that's sure to tantalize the taste buds."
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15 m servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. For dressing, in a bowl, whisk together the first six ingredients; set aside. In a heavy skillet, melt sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add walnuts; stir to coat. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine greens, pears and cranberries. Drizzle with dressing. Add nuts and blue cheese; toss.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 161 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 184 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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This is a wonderful recipe that gets gobbled up no matter what!You can also use canned fruit like pears or peaches and then use the "nectar' in the can for the dressing!Its a budget way to go bu...

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Was okay- a bit more involved than I had hoped for in a salad but tasted good.

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This is a wonderful recipe that gets gobbled up no matter what!You can also use canned fruit like pears or peaches and then use the "nectar' in the can for the dressing!Its a budget way to go bu...

This is very good! If you are looking for the juice you will find it in the goya section!

Easy, light, satisfying,WONDERFUL!! My guests said, "I don't like salad, but I could eat this everyday."

This did make an awful lot of dressing. I think the red wine vinegar was a bit too much, so added a little more of the apricot nectar. By the way, the apricot nectar is in the juice aisle, six ...

Great salad. Couldn't find apricot nectar, even in the goya section of two different stores. Used the syrup from canned apricot in the canned fruit isle. Update found apricot nectar at ocean sta...

Delicious! I followed this recipe to the letter except I used olive oil instead of the canola, and I only used 2 TBSP instead of the 1/3 cup. I loved everything about this salad, but next time I...

I made this for a brunch last weekend, doubled the ingredient amounts because of the increased headcount and there wasn't even so much as a piece of green or a cranberry left over. I followed t...

DELICIOUS! I used fresh raspberries instead of dried cranberries (most of my family won't eat the cranberries) and took this for Christmas dinner. It was a HUGE hit - almost everyone went back...

Delicious, used pear juice and monchego cheese.

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