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    Crunchy Pear and Celery Salad

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    MathMom.calif's Note:

    From Eating Well magazine, one of my favorite salads. The flavors blend so well and compliment and the textures are marvelous. If you have the white cheddar with a red pear, the colors are nice. When I get a green pear I just use yellow cheddar.

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    1. 1
      Soak celery in a bowl of ice water for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
    2. 2
      Whisk together in a large bowl the vinegar, maple syrup and salt. Add pears and stir gently to coat. Add celery, cheese and pecans, stirring to combine. Season with pepper.
    3. 3
      Place the 6 lettuce leaves on plates and divide the salad, placing a portion on top of the lettuce on each plate.
    4. 4
      Serve either chilled or at room temperature.
    5. 5
      NOTE: To toast the nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until fragrant and slightly browned (about 2 to 4 minutes).
    6. 6
      VARIATION: Instead of cheddar and pecans, try a good Parmesan and toasted walnuts.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 18, 2012


      This was fantastic. DH couldn't stop raving. Made as directed with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, pecans, white cheddar, celery, and red pears. Looked beautiful and tasted great. The flavors went very well together and the syrup gave it a pleasant sweetness that you don't often find in dressings. Will definitely make again.

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    • on December 19, 2007


      This is a delicious salad which is quick and easy to make. I didn't bother to soak my celery and it was still quite crispy. I did use honey instead of the maple syrup and local Wisconsin organic pears. I didn't happen to have any cheddar but had some organic mozzarella from a local farm which had good flavor and texture. It really let the pears shine.

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    • on July 24, 2007


      I used NY State sharp cheddar, and romaine leaves. Made this for the family that I cook for, and they all want me to make it again. In my book, that's a winner!

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    Nutritional Facts for Crunchy Pear and Celery Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (161 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 220.4
    Calories from Fat 126
    Total Fat 14.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    Cholesterol 23.1 mg
    Sodium 257.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 12.6 g
    Protein 6.9 g

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