Pear Romaine Salad

  • Yield: 2 servings

This is a wonderful salad that pleases the palate. It's also quick and easy to prepare.


2 1/2cups romaine lettuce
1/2teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1teaspoon olive oil
1-- firm pear
1tablespoon butter
8 to 10-- pecan halves


  1. Wash, dry, and slice romaine lettuce into long, thin strips.
  2. Mix balsamic vinegar and olive oil and pour on lettuce. Toss well. Put on salad plates.
  3. Cut pear into cubes or slices and saute in butter until brown. Put on top of lettuce. Top with pecan halves. 

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: This salad also is delicious with blue cheese or Gorgonzola crumbles.

— Glenna Hoff, Prescott, Ariz.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 170
  • Glycemic Load 4
  • Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 55mg
  • Potassium 280mg
  • Carbohydrate 17g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 110%
  • Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 4%