February 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Winter Salad with Pears, Fennel and Walnuts

winter salad with pears fennel walnutsJust because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a salad. Not only does this dish look appetizing, it’s full of healthy nutrients. Enjoy it alongside your favorite entrée.


6 cups mixed salad greens
1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced
2 medium pears, cored and thinly sliced
¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar (can substitute balsamic vinegar)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Divide the salad greens onto 6 plates. Distribute the fennel and pear slices over the greens. Sprinkle with goat cheese and walnuts. Mix all dressing ingredients in a small bowl, and drizzle on salad. Serve immediately.

nutrition information

6 servings

  • 136.8 calories
  • 9 g total fat
  • 96.3 mg sodium
  • 12.7 g total carbohydrate
  • 4.0 g dietary fiber
  • 3.3 g protein

Recipes are created and approved by Mary Lindsey Jackson, RN, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission Weight Management.

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