Field Salad with Pears and Blue Cheese

Field Salad with Pears and Blue Cheese Photo: Oxmoor House


  • 1 (5-ounce) package gourmet salad greens (about 6 cups)
  • 1 red pear, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free raspberry vinaigrette (such as Maple Grove Farms)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts


Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing, and toss gently. Spoon onto plates, and sprinkle evenly with walnuts.

    Prep: 5 minutes. Offer this colorful salad during the fall and winter when pears are in season and fresh walnuts are abundant.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 98
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 47%
Fat per serving: 5.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.9g
Protein per serving: 3.1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 11g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 6mg
Iron per serving: 0.7mg
Sodium per serving: 140mg
Calcium per serving: 72mg

Good to Know

This mouth-watering salad has a little bit of everything for taste and nutrition. Leafy greens are rich in folate. Walnuts are a good source of unsaturated fats, and blue cheese offers a boost of calcium. Serve with a multi-grain roll.
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