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Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 221
Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Start to Finish: 25 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 20

Ingredients

  • 4 stalks celery, trimmed and cut in half crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons cider, pear, raspberry or other fruit vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe pears, preferably red Bartlett or Anjou, diced
  • 1 cup finely diced white Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted (see Tip)
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 large leaves butterhead or other lettuce

Directions

  1. Soak celery in a bowl of ice water for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Whisk vinegar, honey and salt in a large bowl until blended. Add pears; gently stir to coat. Add the celery, cheese and pecans; stir to combine. Season with pepper. Divide the lettuce leaves among 6 plates and top with a portion of salad. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  3. Tips: Make Ahead Tip: Prepare salad without pecans up to 2 hours ahead. Stir in pecans just before serving.
  4. Tip: To toast chopped pecans, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 221 cal., 14 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 20 mg chol., 240 mg sodium, 20 g carb. (4 g fiber), 6 g pro.

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