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PointsPlus Baby Greens with Pears, Nuts, and Parmesan Recipe


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.


  • 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


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.