Pears are still in season and available! Get ‘em while they last and use a Starkrimson, red pear. Pears are high in fiber when eaten with the skin. In fact, one pear provides approximately 5.5 grams of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber has been found to help lower blood cholesterol, keeps us regular, and slows the rate at which glucose is absorbed.
Plus this simple salad only has 21 grams of carbohydrates and is high in calcium, making this a nutrient dense meal!
Prep time: 23 minutes
Cook time: 2 to 4 minutes
1 fresh medium red pear
1/4 lemon to prevent browning
3 cups mixed salads (Arugula, spinach, mustard)
*I used Fresh Express Artisanal Wild Rocket Zest Salad Blend
1/2 cup of shelled walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 oz Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated
2 tbs of your favorite balsamic vinaigrette*
*I use a Fig Balsamic Vinegar purchased from my local farmer’s market.
Slice pear lengthwise and rub with lemon to prevent browning, set aside.
Heat oven to broil. Line a flat baking sheet with foil and spread chopped walnuts in an even layer. Place baking sheet on middle rack and broil 2 to 4 minutes or until nicely browned – not blackened.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl toss in salad blend. Grate cheese, set aside.
Remove walnuts from oven.
Toss pear and walnuts with salad. Sprinkle cheese atop. Optional: drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over or only on individual plates.
Amount Per Serving