Caramelized Pears and Gorgonzola Salad

A delicious fruit salad dinner - that's ready in just 25 minutes!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

1/4
cup extra-virgin olive oil
2
tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Caramelized Pears

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
4
firm ripe pears, peeled, quartered, cored and cut into eighths
1
teaspoon sugar

Salad

8
cups mixed spring greens
1/2
cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2
cup coarsely chopped candied pecans (from 5-oz bag)
1/2
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 In small bowl, beat vinaigrette ingredients with wire whisk. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over high heat. Add pears and sugar; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until fruit is tender and golden. Cool slightly.
  • 3 In large salad bowl, toss greens, onion and half the vinaigrette. Transfer to large platter. Arrange pears, pecans and cheese over greens. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette. Serve immediately.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    310mg
    310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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