Toasted Walnut Salad | Marlene Maurer – Lakewood, Colo. |

Toasted Walnut Salad | Marlene Maurer – Lakewood, Colo.

1 c. vertically sliced red onion
1 package Mediterranean-style salad
2/3 c. vanilla-pear vinaigrette
1/4 c. chopped walnuts, toasted
1 can pear halves in juice, undrained
1/3 c. white wine vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Dash of ground red pepper

To prepare salad combine onion and lettuce mix in a large bowl.
Add vanilla pear vinaigrette, and toss well.
Sprinkle with walnuts.
To prepare dressing, drain pears, reserving 1/3 c. pear juice.
Combine pears , juice, vinegar and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.

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