Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sweet and Sour Salad

The candied pears and walnuts give this salad a sweet flavor. While the vinaigrette dressing gives it a sour taste. It's not the healthiest use of your fruits and vegetables, but it is an excellent way to increase your intake if you tend to shy away from the healthy.
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 2 cups pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 raspberries
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

Melt butter in small skillet over medium. Add pears, walnuts and brown sugar. Heat until well coated.

Mash raspberries. Add mustard, vinegar and oil. Shake to combine. (Run through a strainer if you want to remove the seeds.) Salt and pepper vinaigrette to taste.

Combine remaining ingredients. Add candied pears and walnuts. Top with raspberry vinaigrette. Enjoy.

No comments: