Watercress & Pear Salad
|Chopped crystallized ginger||3 Tablespoon|
|Sherry vinegar/Seasoned rice vinegar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Olive oil/Salad oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Firm ripe pears||2 Large (Cornice or Anjou)|
|Lightly packed watercress sprigs||4 Cup (64 tbs), rinsed and crisped|
In a small pan, combine ginger, figs, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of the water.
Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until figs are very tender when pierced (35 to 40 minutes).
Set pan aside and let stand, covered, until figs are completely cool (about 30 minutes).
Drain fig cooking liquid into a glass measure; if necessary, add enough water to make 2/3 cup.
Set asidethe 3 best-looking figs.
Place remaining 3 figs, cooking liquid, and oil in a blender or food processor; whirl until smooth.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 874 Calories from Fat 275
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31 g47.9%
Saturated Fat 4.3 g21.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 117.8 mg4.9%
Total Carbohydrates 159 g53.1%
Dietary Fiber 19.7 g78.7%
Sugars 108.1 g
Protein 7 g13.1%
Vitamin A 91.6% Vitamin C 166.6%
Calcium 39.3% Iron 63.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet