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Fresh Pear Salad with Whole Wheat Croutons

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The mild-sweet flavor and smooth texture of pear adds flair to even the most basic salads. Here, an otherwise ordinary salad instantly becomes a special! Homemade whole-wheat croutons are also a fine touch.
  • Salad
  • 2 cups mixed salad greens
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup sliced radishes
  • ⅓ cup bean sprouts
  • 1 Bosc or Anjou USA Pear, sliced
  • Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce, to taste
  • Whole Wheat Croutons
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • ½ cup whole wheat bread cubes
  • Garlic powder, to taste

For salad: Combine greens, mushrooms, radishes, and sprouts in salad bowl; toss. Add pears, dressing, and croutons; gently toss until all ingredients are coated. Serve immediately.

For dressing: Combine all ingredients and mix well.
yield: Makes ¼ cup

For croutons: Melt butter in 8-inch square pan. Add bread cubes; stir to coat with butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder; stir. Bake at 250 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until toasted.
yield: Makes about ½ cup

  • Serving Size: 2 Cups (146g)
  • Calories: 230
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Protein: 3g

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