Pear and Arugula Salad
This hearty salad will quickly become one of your winter favorites. Focusing on whole foods is a great approach to getting back on track after an indulgent holiday season, and salads are an easy way to incorporate more fresh healthy foods into your routine.
Bartlett pears have a sweet and slightly tart flavor with a smooth buttery texture. They pair well with a sharp cheddar that’s tangy and complex.
Pears are high in fiber and low in sugar, making them a low-glycemic fruit. They are a good source of Vitamin C and the essential trace mineral, Copper, which both act as powerful antioxidants and also support proper collagen synthesis.
6 cups arugula
3 bartlett pears, sliced
½ red onion onion, sliced
8oz sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
2 tablespoons capers
½ cup dry roasted and salted cashews
Combine ingredients in large bowl and toss with olive oil
Drizzle with balsalmic glaze before serving
Makes 4-6 servings
Calories 287, Total Fat 18.1g, Saturated Fat 9.1g, Sodium 400mg, Total Carbohydrate 21.8g, Dietary Fiber 4.2g, Total Sugars 11.7g, Protein 12.2g