Sunday, August 12, 2012

Make It Simple, Summer Salad

We just love a refreshing summer salad on these hot Texas days and this one is a favorite I have been making a long time even before I found it in a Kraft Recipe Book called, Make It Simple Recipe Collection.

Inside is filled with fast and quick recipes using ingredients found on most pantry shelves. Some are light menus using low fat or sugar free and others you can make substitutes to cut back on calories. Something we all do right??

Anyway here is a delicious summer recipe for
Pear and Walnut Salad

Salad Greens cut up in torn pieces using romaine lettuce or other favorite greens
2 medium pears sliced lengthwise
1 cup seedless grapes, (I don't always add the grapes)
8 ounces Kraft Fat Free Ranch dressing
1/3 cup walnut halves toasted or not. (pecans can also be used, but I like the walnuts better)
Toss all in a large bowl, drizzle with the dressing, top with the walnuts, pecans and serve.
You can also add grilled chicken or salmon which is also very good for a more filling dinner.

For a different twist, I have sliced apples and used the pecans with the salad greens for a change of pace. It is very good too.
Hope you try this recipe. Let me know how you like it.

I'll be by to visit you when I return from Santa Fe.
Stay cool, Celestina Marie

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