Pear and Pecan Salad will tantalises the taste buds, and let you know Spring is in the air while providing some awesome nutrition for your body! This fresh and clean salad will keep you going for hours!
We all need our spinach, and that is because iron plays a central role in the function of red blood cells which help in transporting oxygen around the body, in energy production and DNA synthesis. Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. Spinach is packed full of nutrients!
Nuts are a wonderful source of protein and good fats! Pecans, one of the most delicious of the nut family, provide phytonutrients, plant-based compounds that have powerful antioxidant benefits. They’re also a good source of the mineral zinc, crucial for immune-cell development and function. Diets high in zinc are linked with a lower risk of many diseases, particularly those related to age and lifestyle.
Did you know that eating just one medium pear provides 12 percent of daily vitamin C needs, as well as 10 percent of vitamin K, 6 percent of potassium and smaller amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, and folate. Pears, especially those with red skin, also contain carotenoids, flavonols, and anthocyanins. Enjoy this delicious Pear and Pecan Salad recipe soon with your family.
3 cups spinach, torn
1 medium pear, sliced
1 cup red seedless grapes
½ celery, sliced
½ cup pecan pieces
½ cup lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey
In a large bowl, mix all salad ingredients
In another bowl, mix dressing ingredients and refrigerate
Just before serving, drizzle dressing over salad and toss
Variation: You can use apple in this recipe instead of pear, and if you have any allergies to pecans, you can use another nut of your choice
Energy 976 kJ (233 Cal)
Protein 3g (5%)
Carbohydrates 21g (39%)
Fat 15g (56%)
Try this sweet nut recipe as well: Chocolate Nut Cookies