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Recipe: Apple and Pear Salad With Almonds and Blue Cheese

apple and pear salad

Here‘s a light and tasty way to enjoy fruits that are available in Central New York during the winter months.


1 Anjou pear, cored and sliced

1 Fuji apple, sliced

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 ounce red onion, julienne sliced

4 cups spring mix lettuce

¼ cup dried cranberries

2 ounces bleu cheese crumbles

¼ cup sliced toasted almonds

¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette


Slice apple and pear into matchsticks. Place in water with lemon juice for 10 minutes to prevent browning. Drain and reserve.

Toss apples and pears with the remaining ingredients just before serving.

Chef‘s note: Use any local crisp fresh apples or pears in this recipe.

Nutritional information

This recipe makes four 1-cup servings, each containing:

205 calories

5 grams protein

28 grams carbohydrates

10 grams fat

11 milligrams cholesterol

331 milligrams sodium

4 grams dietary fiber

-- Recipe from Morrison Healthcare, the food service provider for Upstate Medical University.

 health-winter-2017cvrThis article appears in the winter 2017 issue of Upstate Health magazine.