PointsPlus Baby Greens with Pears, Nuts, and Parmesan Recipe

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PointsPlus Baby Greens with Pears, Nuts, and Parmesan Recipe
Baby Greens with Pears, Nuts, and Parmesan
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Baby Greens with Pears, Nuts, and Parmesan

Juicy firm-ripe pears meet the satisfying crunch and sweetness of honey-roasted nuts in this quick and simple salad of baby greens.

Ready in
15 m
6
Servings
227
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canned whole-berry or jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 cups mixed baby greens
  • 3 medium-sized firm-ripe pears, cored and sliced thinly
  • 6 tablespoons sweet honey-roasted almonds, walnuts, or pecans
  • 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shaved thinly

Directions

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the cranberry sauce, vinegar, water, oil, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place the greens in a large serving bowl. Add the dressing, pears, and nuts; toss to mix and coat. Scatter the Parmesan on top and serve.

Greens Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Greens Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
8g
16%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
209µg
23%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.8%
Vitamin C
9mg
15%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
3.9%
Vitamin K
68µg
85%
Calcium
222mg
22%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
29µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
29µg
7%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
43mg
11%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.3%
Phosphorus
163mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
282mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.9%
Sodium
468mg
19%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.5%