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Maple Pear & Goat Cheese Salad

My family's favorite salad! Sauteed maple pears and pecans come together in this goat cheese salad with mixed greens and a light balsamic vinaigrette. 235 calories and 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salads, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 235.1kcal

Ingredients

The Dressing:

Instructions

  • Place the pear quarters in a bowl and toss with the maple syrup, salt and pepper until coated.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the pears, one cut side down and cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the pears onto the other cut side and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and stir to coat the pears.
  • Remove from the heat, allow to cool, then cut the pears into 1-inch pieces.
  • In a serving bowl, combine the mixed greens, browned pears, pecans and goat cheese. Toss with the dressing. Serve.

The Dressing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 6 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (Old SmartPoints), 6 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 235.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 18.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 4.9mg | Sodium: 282.2mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 10.8g