Oakleaf, Pear and Walnut Salad
|Firm pears||2 , cored (2 Pieces)|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Red oak leaf lettuce/Other red lettuce||1 , leaves separated (Coral Or Mignonette)|
|Unsalted walnut halves||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Crumbled low fat ricotta cheese||2 Tablespoon|
|Red wine pear dressing||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Fresh pear||1 , canned or blanched|
|Liquid||1 Tablespoon (Reserved)|
|Red wine vinegar/Balsamic vinegar||2 Tablespoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||1 Teaspoon|
1. To make dressing, place pear and liquid, vinegar and black pepper in a blender. Puree.
2. Cut each pear into eight segments. Place in a bowl. Add lemon juice. Toss to coat (this helps prevent the pears from browning).
3. Arrange lettuce on a serving platter. Top with pears. Drizzle with dressing. Scatter with walnuts and cheese.