Savory Pear Salad

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
A fresh, colorful anytime salad.

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  • Prep Time:30 minutes plus refrigeration time

Side Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: Red, Yellow/Orange, Green, Blue


  • 1/2 cup dry orzo
  • 1 cup diced raw pears (1 medium or 2 small)
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. buttermilk ranch dressing
  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill, divided


Prepare orzo according to packaging directions. Place diced pear in a small bowl and add orange and lemon juices. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Mix in 2 teaspoons fresh dill and remaining ingredients except spinach and almonds. Refrigerate for two hours. Place equal amounts of torn spinach on four plates. Spoon equal amounts of pear salad on bed of spinach. Top with equally divided amounts of sliced almonds and remaining fresh dill.


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

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    241
  • Carbohydrates:    40g
  • Total Fat:    7.8g
  • Cholesterol:    2mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1.2g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    28%
  • Sodium:    133 mg
  • Protein:    5g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) by Chef Mark Goodwin, CEC CNC. 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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