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Arugula & Pear Salad

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  25 Minutes
  8 servings, about 1 cup each
Besides giving this salad a nutty crunch, walnuts are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants. For an added flavor dimension, crumble some Gorgonzola cheese over each salad.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 2 days.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For Dressing:
2 tablespoons  finely chopped shallot
3 tablespoons  vegetable broth
3 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon  Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon  salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
For Salad:
1/2 cup  chopped walnuts
2   firm red Bartlett pears
5 cups  butterhead lettuce (Bibb or Boston), torn into bite-size pieces
4 cups  arugula, trimmed
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DIRECTIONS
To prepare dressing: Whisk shallot, broth, oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl.


To prepare salad: Toast walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.


Just before serving, cut pears into 16 slices each. Place in a large bowl. Spoon on 1 tablespoon of the dressing and toss to coat. Add lettuce, arugula and the remaining dressing; toss well. Divide among 8 plates. Top with the walnuts.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   8 servings, about 1 cup each
Calories: 132
Fat, Saturated: 1g
Fiber: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 10g
Sodium: 94mg
% Cal. from Fat: 68%
Fat. Total: 10g
Protein: 2g
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