Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Holidays are a-comin'....

Oh, boy. Yes, it's true, the holiday season provokes us to eat eat eat. Believe me, I love to eat around the holidays. And yes I know, depending on where you live, you don't feel like going outside to exercise if that's what you do. Holidays can make keeping slim and slender a bit more challenging. So I have indulging in Halloween candies in the last evening and realized, Oh My God! We are skidding on an oil patch toward Thanksgiving and Christmas! Holy Moly! So I found this recipe online that I am going to try....on my off-day, of course.

Fall Salad with Asian Pears, Walnuts and Sherry Vinaigrette

This recipe serves: 6

For the vinaigrette:
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon honey salt to taste freshly ground black pepper
For the salad:
12 cups red or green leaf lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces 3 Asian pears, cored and sliced (peeling is optional) 2 cups red grapes 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 6 slices thick, crusty bread
Cooking Instructions

For the vinaigrette:

1. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

(This can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.)

For the salad:

1. Toss the lettuce, pears and grapes with the vinaigrette in a large bowl.

2. Divide the salad among 6 serving plates and sprinkle with the walnuts and blue cheese. Serve with bread on the side.

Serving Size: 2 cups of salad with 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette

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