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Autumn Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette

 
Autumn Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette
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This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $1.57

$1.57 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 15 minutes

Ready in 15 minutes

5 gluten-free,gluten free salad
spoonacular Score:52%

Spoonacular Score: 52%

 

If you have about 15 minutes to spend in the kitchen, Autumn Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette might be a tremendous gluten free recipe to try. One serving contains 375 calories, 7g of protein, and 28g of fat. This recipe serves 5 and costs $1.57 per serving. This recipe from Cooking Classy requires extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, light-brown sugar, and dijon mustard. It works well as a side dish. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 57%, which is pretty good. Users who liked this recipe also liked Pear & Arugula Salad with Candied Walnuts, Pear Salad with and Bacon, Gorgonzolan and Candied Walnuts, and Pear, Arugulan and Endive Salad with Candied Walnuts.

Ingredients

Servings:
2.5 Tbsps
2.5 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
1 tsp
1 tsp dijon mustard
dijon mustard
0.33 cups
0.33 cups extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp honey
honey
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp light-brown sugar
light-brown sugar
2 oz
2 oz parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
356
356  pears
pears
some
some black salt and pepper
black salt and pepper
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp salted butter
salted butter
1.5 Tbsps
1.5 Tbsps diced shallot
diced shallot
7 oz
7 oz spinach
spinach
3.06 cups
3.06 cups sweetened dried cranberries
sweetened dried cranberries
0.5 cups
0.5 cups walnuts
walnuts
2.5 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
2.5 Tbsps
balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp
dijon mustard
0.33 cups extra virgin olive oil
0.33 cups
extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp
honey
1 Tbsp light-brown sugar
1 Tbsp
light-brown sugar
2 oz parmesan cheese
2 oz
parmesan cheese
356  pears
356
pears
some black salt and pepper
some
black salt and pepper
1 Tbsp salted butter
1 Tbsp
salted butter
1.5 Tbsps diced shallot
1.5 Tbsps
diced shallot
7 oz spinach
7 oz
spinach
3.06 cups sweetened dried cranberries
3.06 cups
sweetened dried cranberries
0.5 cups walnuts
0.5 cups
walnuts

Equipment

blender
blender
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
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frying pan
bowl
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Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Cooking Classy

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.57
Ingredient
2.5 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
⅓ cups extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp light-brown sugar
2 ounces parmesan cheese
2 pears
1 Tbsp salted butter
1.5 Tbsps diced shallot
7 ounces spinach
⅓ cups sweetened dried cranberries
½ cups walnuts
Price
$0.34
$0.05
$0.86
$0.26
$0.04
$1.19
$1.18
$0.12
$0.08
$1.77
$0.58
$1.40
$7.87

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • When buying canned fruit, buy fruit packed in fruit juice and check the label to avoid added sugar. The fruit is sweet enough, it doesn't need any help!

  • Frozen (and potentially even canned) fruit and vegetables contain as much?if not more?vitamins than fresh versions that have been sitting around the supermarket too long. So don't hesitate to buy canned or frozen goods if your budget or the season doesn't allow for fresh!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
374 Calories
7g Protein
27g Total Fat
28g Carbs
13% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
374
19%

Fat
27g
43%

  Saturated Fat
6g
38%

Carbohydrates
28g
10%

  Sugar
19g
22%

Cholesterol
13mg
5%

Sodium
442mg
19%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
15%

Vitamin K
204µg
195%

Vitamin A
3902IU
78%

Manganese
0.84mg
42%

Folate
95µg
24%

Vitamin E
3mg
21%

Calcium
199mg
20%

Fiber
4g
18%

Vitamin C
14mg
18%

Copper
0.31mg
16%

Magnesium
62mg
16%

Phosphorus
153mg
15%

Potassium
395mg
11%

Iron
1mg
11%

Vitamin B6
0.19mg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.15mg
9%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Selenium
4µg
6%

Vitamin B3
0.66mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.14µg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.22mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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