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Christmas Salad August 30, 2011

Let’s face it salads can be dull and boring but this is a winner. I’m not really sure why this is called a Christmas salad, I think it would work any time of the year. This a recipe from the Weight Watchers ‘Simply Enjoy’ cookbook.

7 Propoints per serving

Serves 6

 

Ingredients

50g pecans

calorie controlled cooking spray

2 slightly under-ripe pears, peeled, cored and each cut into 8 wedges

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons clear honey

140g watercress

3 tablespoons balsmic vinegar

1 small red onion, cut into thin rings

3 cooked beetroot, diced

75g stilton cheese, crumbled into small pieces

freshly ground black pepper

 

Method

1. Put the pecans in a dry, non stick frying pan and then toast them over a medium-low heat for 4 minutes, turning once. Remove from the pan and leave to cool.

2. Spray the pan with the cooking spray and cook the pears for 4 minutes over a medium heat, turning once. Add the ginger and honey, turn the pears to coat them in the syrup mixture and cook for another minute.

3. Divide the watercress between four plates and drizzle over the balsamic vinegar. Scatter the onion, beetroot, and pecans over the leaves. Top with the pears and crumbled stilton then season with black pepper.

Serve immediately.

 

If the thought smelly cheese churns your stomach you could replace it with feta instead.

 

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