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Winter Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 134 kcal

Bring some green to your table during the winter months with this fresh and crunchy salad. Try the recipe now!



  • Spring mix lettuce or fresh spinach
  • 1 ripe pear (If pears are hard, place in a brown paper bag on counter top for several days until you can slightly indent with thumb.)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • 1/4 cup pecans, plain or cinnamon (see below)

Cinnamon Pecans

  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


For salad:

  1. Wash lettuce or spinach and pat dry. 
  2. Cut pears into bite-sized pieces just before serving so they do not brown. 
  3. Add pears, dried cranberries, and pecans to salad. 
  4. Top with dressing of your choice. 

For cinnamon pecans:

  • Combine honey and vanilla.
  • Add pecans and mix. 
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and toss. 
  • Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 275 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.  Cool. 
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Karyn Catrine, MS, RDN, LD