Green Salad with Pecans and Pears

Here is a way to get lots of greens in with this green salad with pecans and pears. It is naturally sweet and when you add some pecans it becomes incredibly delicious. We know how important it is to get those greens into our bodies every day so here is a way to enjoy them in my green salad with pecans.

Pears the star ingredient in this cake has more nutrients per calorie than calories per nutrient (surprising since they are so sweet). They are what I call a Smart Carb. and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, copper & vitamin K. They are often considered a hypoallergenic fruit that is less likely to produce an adverse response than other fruits by healthcare practitioners making them a great first fruit fed to infants as a safe way to start.

Pecans are gourmet nuts with a delicious buttery taste and not just in a pecan pie. Also, pecans have an abundance of health benefits.  They are heart-healthy, help lower cholesterol, and are high in antioxidants making them a great superfood addition to the green salad with pecans and pears!

Tart little cranberries are a powerful fruit packed with surprising health benefits. You may have heard cranberries are helpful in urinary tract infections but they also have many other health benefits. They are one of the special superfoods that are good for the heart and teeth and help protect you from cancers.

Lemons’ health benefits are immense.  To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.

Olive oil was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer.  If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily?  Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing.  Do not use it for cooking.  It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage.  Olive oil has so many health benefits I include some every day when I eat my salad. Make sure you are using real olive oil. Have you heard of the olive oil fraud? Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.

Have you heard of the olive oil fraud?
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Now time to make green salad with pecans and pears.

Green Salad with Pecan and Pears

Here is a way to get lots of greens in with this green salad with pecans and pears. It is naturally sweet and when you add some pecans it becomes incredibly delicious. We know how important it is to get those greens into our bodies every day so here is a way to enjoy them.
Course Salad
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword cranberries, lemon, mixed greens, pear, pecans, salad
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 1 pear
  • Lemon Olive Oil Salad Dressing

Instructions

  • Toast the pecans in a pan until golden.
  • Core and slice the pear.
  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Simply toss all of the ingredients with the lemon olive oil salad dressing.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Find out more about the healthy ingredients: pecans, Cranberries, Pear,
Lemon juice/Olive Oil Salad Dressing
 

I hope you enjoyed my green salad with pecans and pears.

Try these tasty salads:

Green Salad
Green Salad with Sunflower Seeds

 Delicious Green Salad – a green salad with a difference. This is a green salad that is delicious with a difference, the oranges and sunflower seeds make it extra nutritious. It is a great addition to a meal or for a light lunch.

 Healthy Carrot Salad  –  unique and so tasty with black currants, sunflower seeds and lots of carrots!

 Simple Nutritious Spinach Salad –  with only two main ingredients, this is a fast salad to make.

 Power Spinach Salad –  full of healthy greens that is one of the highest alkaline-forming foods.

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