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Warm Pear Arugula Salad

warm pear arugula salad
  • (1 Tbsp.) unsalted butter
  • (2) Anjou pears, each cored and cut into 12 slices
  • (1 Tbsp.) Dijon mustard
  • (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
  • (2 Tbsp.) maple syrup
  • (1/4 cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/8 tsp.) fresh-ground pepper
  • (6 oz.) arugula
  • (1 head) romaine lettuce, washed, trimmed and cut
  • (1/3 cup) domestic blue cheese, crumbled
  • (1/2 cup) pecans, chopped
  • (1 small) red onion, thinly sliced

Warm Pear Arugula Salad

Sliced pears sauteed in butter then tossed with peppery arugula, romaine lettuce, bleu cheese and pecans.

Preparation Time
About 10 minutes
Cook Time
About 10 minutes


  1. 1Place a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add butter. When melted, add pear slices and cook 6 minutes.
  2. 2In a large bowl, whisk together mustard, lemon juice and maple syrup. While whisking, stream in olive oil. Add salt and pepper, whisk until combined.

  3. 3Add arugula, romaine, blue cheese, pecans, onion and pears to dressing, toss and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of salad

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 258
  • Total Fat 20 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 20 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Sodium 303 mg
  • Fiber 4 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Salad

Recipe Subcategory: Green Salads with No Meat

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy, Peanuts

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.