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Oakleaf, Pear And Walnut Salad

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Ingredients
  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
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes

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