Pear and Manchego Salad with Walnut Dressing

Pear and Manchego Salad with Walnut Dressing Photo: Kate Sears; Stylist: Amy Wilson


  • 10 cup mixed baby lettuces
  • 2 red Bartlett or other red-skinned pears, sliced into wedges (8 ounces
  • 1/4 cup walnut halves, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 ounce Manchego cheese, thinly shaved
  • 3 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils (seeds)


1. Divide lettuce, pear wedges, walnuts, and cheese among 4 plates.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, water, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. On each salad, drizzle 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing, then sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon pomegranate arils on top. Serve.

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  • Bartlett pears, toasted walknuts, and shaved Manchego cheese are tossed with baby lettuces for a light and filling Pear and Manchego Salad with Walnut Dressing. Pomegranate seeds offer flavor and healthly benefits.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3 cups salad plus 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 229
Fat per serving: 16.8g
Saturated fat per serving: 2.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 9.5g
Protein per serving: 5g
Carbohydrate per serving: 19g
Fiber per serving: 6g
Cholesterol per serving: 7mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 270mg
Calcium per serving: 63mg

Good to Know

Pomegranate seeds and shaved manchego make a fresh and festive mix.