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Easy-and-Elegant Chicken-Pear Salad

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  • 10 min total time
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Deli chicken salad garners rave reviews when served on a fan of fresh pear slices and garnished with almonds and blue cheese.

Ingredients

4
lettuce leaves, if desired
2
ripe medium pears, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
8
oz. (1 cup) creamy chicken salad (from deli)
1
oz. (1/4 cup) crumbled blue cheese
2
tablespoons chopped smoked almonds

Steps

  • 1 Line individual serving plates with lettuce. Arrange pear slices in fan shape over lettuce on each plate.
  • 2 Spoon 1/2 cup chicken salad onto bottom half of each pear fan. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds.
  • 1 Line individual serving plates with lettuce. Arrange pear slices in fan shape over lettuce on each plate.
  • 2 Spoon 1/2 cup chicken salad onto bottom half of each pear fan. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds.

Expert Tips

Any chopped toasted nuts can be used in place of the almonds. Walnuts or pecans are especially good partners for the pears and blue cheese. Drained canned pears can be used in place of the fresh.

This recipe makes a nice light lunch or dinner entrée. Serve it with seasoned breadsticks for a simple summer meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
375
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
22g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
14%
14%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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