Pear Salad With Spiced Pecans

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12Ingredients
40Minutes
270Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or real maple syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 cups leaf lettuce (torn)
  • 2 bosc pears (peeled, cored)
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine pecans, 1 teaspoon of oil, sugar or maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne. Mix well. Spread on large nonstick baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until nuts are crisp and fragrant.
    2. In medium bowl, combine remaining oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.
    3. Whisk together. Arrange lettuce and pears on 4 salad plates. Drizzle with oil and vinegar mixture. Crumble cheese over salad and top with pecans.
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    NutritionView More

    270Calories
    Sodium10% DV240mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein6% DV3g
    Carbs7% DV21g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories270Calories from Fat190
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol<5mg1%
    Sodium240mg10%
    Potassium300mg9%
    Protein3g6%
    Calories from Fat190
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate21g7%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Sugars12g24%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C20%
    Calcium6%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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