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Holiday Pear Pecan Salad

Holiday Pear Pecan Salad

WebMD Recipe

This salad is crunchy thanks to the pears, apples, and celery. The dried fruit and nuts make it festive

  • 1/2 cup
    pecan pieces, or substitute walnut pieces
  • diced pears such as red Bartlett or Anjou, ripe but still crisp
  • 1 large
    crisp apple, like Granny Smith or Fuji, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups
    celery, sliced on a diagonal
  • 1/2 cup
    dried cranberries, or dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup
    Apple Cider Dressing, instructions below

For Apple Cider Dressing:

  1. Blend 1 1/2 tablespoons of maple butter (at room temperature) with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and then stir in 1/4 cup apple cider. If it doesn't blend well, microwave on high briefly, and then stir.

For salad:

  1. To toast nuts, add to small nonstick frying pan and cook, stirring often, over medium heat until lightly brown and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  2. Add diced pears and apples, sliced celery, and dried cranberries to serving bowl. Add apple cider dressing; toss gently. Sprinkle toasted nuts over the top and serve.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 servings
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories145
  • Protein1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates27 g
    • Dietary fiber3.2 g
  • Fat5 g
    • Saturated fat0.4 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Sodium28 mg
  • Calories from Fat28%
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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