Crunchy Vegetable and Pear Salad

Did you know that many varieties of USA Pears are delicious when not yet ripe? Red and Green Anjou Pears are a perfect example. Though they might not seem ready to eat, they are already full of juicy pear flavor with a great, lightly crunchy texture. That makes unripe Anjous the perfect addition to salads and slaws. This tasty salad is full of crisp, colorful vegetables and sweet Red Anjou Pears. Toss it with my almond butter-based dressing (sweetened with dates instead of refined sugar), and enjoy it as a quick lunch or an easy dinner side. Crunchy Vegetable and Pear Salad Ingredients For the Almond Butter – Date Dressing: 3 tablespoons unsalted almond butter 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 Medjool dates, pitted and finely chopped ½ cup water ½ teaspoon sea salt Directions: Combine all of the ingredients Continue reading