Salad Recipe

This is a great fall salad and will be popular with the whole family. The combination of fruit with nuts and raspberry dressing is pleasing to the palate. Add this to a main dish to make a healthy quick meal. This recipe is also a good choice for a diabetic menu.

Pear Salad with Raspberry Dressing

2 pears, chopped, not peeled (about 3 cups)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
10-12 ounces mixed salad greens (about 2 quarts), torn
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
1/2 cup reduced-fat raspberry salad dressing

In a large salad bowl, mix chopped pears with lemon juice to prevent browning. Add salad greens and nuts. Pour dressing over salad and toss.

Variation: Apple Salad with Raspberry Dressing - Substitute chopped apples for the pears.

  • One serving is an excellent source of fiber.
  • Most of the fat in this recipe is heart-healthy omega-3 fat and polyunsaturated fat.

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Makes 10 cups (5 servings) - Each Serving: 2 cups; Carb Servings: 1 1/2; Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2 vegetable, 1 fat; calories 158, total fat 7g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 243mg, total carbohydrate 23g, dietary fiber 5g, sugars 15g, protein 3g

Source: Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas - 3rd Edition, © Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general public, a division of the American Diabetes Association.