pear and butter lettuce salad recipe
  • Category: Diabetes
  • Meal: Dinner
  • Main Ingredients: Pears, Butter lettuce and walnuts
  • Servings: Makes 6

This easy recipe can be a quick starter for dinner, or you can top it with raw or lightly grilled slices of goat cheese for a filling and nutritious grab-and-go lunch.


  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups butter lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
  • 2 red Bartlett pears, sliced

Optional: slices of goat cheese

Salad Dressing: Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, mustard and salt together for a healthy, easy recipe for salad dressing.

Salad: Arrange the leaves on a plate and top with 1 tablespoon of walnuts, several slices of pear and, if desired, some slices of goat cheese. Toss with the salad dressing. Makes 6 to 8 servings.