Roasted Pear and Greens with Pear Vinaigrette

Roasted Pear and Greens with Pear Vinaigrette 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Roasted Pear and Greens with Pear Vinaigrette 150

This salad is lovely with a small wedge of blue cheese or aged Gouda on each plate.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 pears
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 4 cups torn radicchio leaves
  • 1/2 cup roasted almond coarsely chopped
Pear Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup pear or cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon shallot minced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Method

Peel and halve pears; core, if desired. Place, cut side up, in 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish. In small bowl, whisk together oil, sugar and lemon juice; brush all over pears. Roast in 425°F (220°C) oven, basting once, until caramelized and tender, about 40 minutes. Let cool in pan.Transfer 1 tsp (5 mL) of the pan juices to small glass measure for vinaigrette.

Pear Vinaigrette: Add vinegar, oil, shallots, salt and pepper to reserved pan juices in glass measure. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate pears and vinaigrette separately for up to 2 days. Let pears come to room temperature to serve.)

In large bowl, toss together salad greens, radicchio and vinaigrette; divide among plates. Slice pear halves into quarters if desired; arrange on salads. Sprinkle with almonds

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 20 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 176.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 20 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 30.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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