Baby Kale Salad With Warm Maple-Pear Vinaigrette

  • Prep Time:
    30 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    0 minutes

  • Yield:
    6 salads


  • Warm Maple-Pear Vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup R.W. Knudsen Family® Spiced Pear Juice Blend
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure dark amber maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola, sunflower or grapeseed oil
  • Baby Kale Salad
  • 1 (5 oz.) package mixed greens (baby kale, baby spinach and red and green chard)
  • 1 medium red onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 3 Anjou pears, cored and sliced lengthwise
  • 2 ounces chevre goat cheese with herbs, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup caramelized pecans, chopped


  1. COMBINE juice, vinegar, syrup, salt and pepper in small microwave-safe bowl. Whisk in oil gradually until well blended and slightly thickened.
  2. DIVIDE greens evenly on salad plates. Top greens with onion, pears, cheese, cranberries and pecans.
  3. MICROWAVE vinaigrette on HIGH 30 to 45 seconds or until warm. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
Calories Per Serving: 260
Total Fat Grams: 16g
Calories From Fat Grams: 140
Saturated Fat Grams: 3g
Saturated Fat Grams Percent Daily Value: 15%
Cholesterol: 10mg
Cholesterol Percent Daily Value: 3%
Sodium: 150mg
Sodium Percent Daily Value: 6%
Carbohydrates: 29g
Carbohydrates Percent Daily Value: 10%
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Dietary Fiber Percent Daily Value: 20%
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A Percent Daily Value: 20%
Calcium Percent Daily Value: 4%
Vitamin C Percent Daily Value: 8%
Iron Percent Daily Value: 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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