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Pear and Apple Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette

Pear and Apple Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette
Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Most salad dressings contain a substantial amount of oil or mayonnaise that will send calories soaring. But the cranberry vinaigrette in this salad uses only a small amount of olive oil for flavor. Cranberry juice, dried cranberries and fresh rosemary ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup minced dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Cracked pepper
  • 1 pear
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 1 endive, sliced crosswise
  • 5 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped

Step 1Combine the rice vinegar, cranberry juice, cranberries, shallot, sugar, rosemary, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Let the dressing stand for the flavors to meld.

Step 2Meanwhile, cut the pear into quarters then core and slice. Place the slices in a shallow dish filled with water and the juice of half a lemon; the liquid should cover the fruit. Cut the apple into quarters, core and slice. Place the slices in a shallow dish with water and the juice of the remaining lemon half to cover.

Step 3Just before serving, drain the pears and apples. Toss together in a large bowl with the endive and salad greens. Arrange the salad on a platter and sprinkle with the toasted walnuts. Serve the dressing alongside.

Each serving.
250 calories; 1,143 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 7 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 46 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 5.99 grams fiber.
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