Besides giving this salad a nutty crunch, walnuts are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants. For an added flavor dimension, crumble some Gorgonzola cheese over each salad.;
To prepare dressing: Whisk shallot, broth, oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
To prepare salad: Toast walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
Just before serving, cut pears into 16 slices each. Place in a large bowl. Spoon on 1 tablespoon of the dressing and toss to coat. Add lettuce, arugula and the remaining dressing; toss well. Divide among 8 plates. Top with the walnuts.
NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 132 calories; 10 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrate; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber; 94 mg sodium; 211 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (30% daily value).
1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 2 days.
From www.eatingwell.com with permission. 2009 Eating Well Inc. Photo by Ken Burris
Recipe courtesy of EatingWell