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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 side dish,salad
spoonacular Score:50%

Spoonacular Score: 50%

 

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.

Salad works really well with Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. You could try Ghost Pines Sonoma County Napa County Monterey County Chardonnay. Reviewers quite like it with a 5 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 27 dollars per bottle.

Ghost Pines Sonoma County Napa County Monterey County Chardonnay

Selected from three of California's most recognized Chardonnay appellations, Sonoma, Monterey and Napa, our Ghost Pines Chardonnay offers expressive, fruit-forward characteristics. The artful combination of these three regions delivers baked apple, pear and lemon cream flavors, accented by an elegant finish of sweet vanilla.

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Ingredients

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

Equipment

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


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Cooking Classy

Price Breakdown

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

  • 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!

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

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • If you don't have shallots, you can try substituting leek, onion, or green onion along with a clove of garlic. The flavor won't be the same, but it should do in a pinch.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
14% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
374
19%

Fat
27g
43%

  Saturated Fat
6g
38%

Carbohydrates
28g
10%

  Sugar
19g
22%

Cholesterol
13mg
5%

Sodium
287mg
13%

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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