Pear Bistro Salad

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
Check out this hearty chicken breast salad featuring fresh pears, blue cheese, and walnuts. Only 297 calories.

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  • Prep Time: 25 minutes


Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 2.5
Think Variety; Think Color: White


1 pound cooked, skinned chicken breast halves
8 cups assorted torn mixed salad greens
2 fresh pears, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons minced shallots or green onions
1/8 cup chopped walnuts
1/8 cup crumbled blue cheese or other cheese
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar


Cut cooked chicken into strips. Line platter with greens; top with pears, chicken, shallots and walnuts. Top with cheese. Drizzle balsamic vinegar to taste over salad. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber, and a good source of calcium and magnesium. 

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    297
  • Carbohydrates:    25g
  • Total Fat:    10.3g
  • Cholesterol:    73mg
  • Saturated Fat:   2.8g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    31%
  • Sodium:    151 mg
  • Protein:    28g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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