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Need a seasonal way to liven up your green salad?

These fall salads feature apples, pears, and more.

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It’s not too late for fall fruits. We’re talking about the super-crisp, sweet-tart bite of apples, the luxury of ripe pears, and the juicy pop of grapes. It’s the sweet taste of fall. Try them in one of these green salads from our amazing Healthy Cook, Kate Sherwood. Each features some of the best produce that this season has to offer.

Curried Chicken & Fall Fruit Salad

The lightly spicy dressing pairs perfectly with mild, sweet lettuces like butter or romaine.

Total Time: 20 minutes.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs. plain 0% or 2% greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 3 small inner stalks celery with leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • ½ cup red grapes, halved

 

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, make the dressing: whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, curry powder, and salt.
  2. Toss the chicken, celery, and apple with the dressing.
  3. Divide the lettuce onto four plates. Spoon the chicken salad onto the lettuce.
  4. Top with the grapes.

 

Nutrition Information:

Per serving (2 cups):

  • Calories: 260
  • Total Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbs: 12 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 24 g
  • Sodium: 280 mg

Sweet & Savory Pear Salad

I like to contrast the sweetness of the pear with slightly bitter lettuces like radicchio and frisée.

Total Time: 10 minutes.

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. whole-grain mustard
  • ¼ tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs. grapeseed or canola oil
  • 8 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 red pear, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup roasted salted pumpkin or sunflower seeds

 

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, make the vinaigrette: whisk together the vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and oil.
  2. Toss the lettuce and pear with the vinaigrette.
  3. Sprinkle with the seeds.

 

Nutrition Information:

Per serving (2 cups):

  • Calories: 150
  • Total Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbs: 12 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Sodium: 210 mg

 


Like these recipes from The Healthy Cook? Nutrition Action’s new Veggie Nice gives you more than a month’s worth of meatless main dishes. Try the Yellow Split Pea & Spinach Stew. Or the Pepper, Onion, & Sweet Potato Frittata. All are from the kitchen of Kate Sherwood, our Healthy Cook. That means they’re good for you… and their flavor will knock your socks off.