You can cut out simple sugars, which are unhealthy carbohydrates, by skipping the sugar on the pecans. The honey in the dressing and pears will offer a lot of sweetness.


Credit: Leigh Beisch

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4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Pecans: Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add nuts, sugar, and red pepper; cook 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from pan.

  • Dressing: Whisk together juice and next 4 ingredients (through 1 tablespoon oil) in a bowl; add cheese.

  • Salad: Combine greens, arugula, and pears in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss. Sprinkle with nuts.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 2g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 2mg; sodium 153mg; calcium 90mg.