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Salad Greens with Pears-Mayo Clinic Health System

Salad greens with pears, fennel and walnuts

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Dietitian's tip: Resembling a rounded, swollen cluster of celery stalks with green-tinged ribs, fennel is related to the herb and spice seeds of the same name. All share a mild, sweet licorice flavor. Strip away any coarse outer portion of the fennel bulb before using in recipes.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Serves 6


6 cups mixed salad greens
1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
2 medium pears, cored, quartered and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Divide the salad greens onto 6 plates. Scatter the fennel and pear slices over the greens. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and walnuts. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Add black pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories157Sodium50 mg
Total fat10 gTotal carbohydrate14 g
Saturated fat1 gDietary fiber4 g
Monounsaturated fat6 gProtein3 g
Cholesterol1 mg



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