Pear and Caramelized Walnut Salad

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Pear and Caramelized Walnut Salad


  • Calories: 468
  • Total Fat: 22.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 128mg
  • Sodium: 503mg
  • Carbohydrate: 49g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7g, 22g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Vitamin A: 200IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg, 3mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Calcium: 169mg


To make the vinaigrette, whisk oil with vinegar in a non-reactive bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Combine the lettuces and pears in a large bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss to evenly coat the ingredients. Scatter the nuts and cheese over the surface, toss again to distribute and serve immediately.





Bring 2 quarts water to a boil over high heat. Add walnuts and blanch 40 seconds. Remove pan from the heat and immediately drain the walnuts into a colander, shaking well to remove excess moisture.

In a large bowl, combine drained walnuts and sugar, stirring to evenly coat the nuts. Remove the nuts to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 325 degrees F 8 to 10 minutes, or until until golden brown.

Makes 4 cups


Makes 24 servings