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Caramelized Pear, Roasted Tomato and Lentil Salad

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Total Time (mins)
30
Difficulty
2
Servings
6
Ingredients
12
Total Prep Time: 10 minutes
Calories Per Serving: 290
Nutrients

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 242g

Amount per serving
Calories 290 Calories from fat: 140
% Daily Value*
Fat 16 g 25 %
Saturated 2 g 10 %
Trans 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6 g %
Monounsaturated Fat 8 g %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 10 mg 0 %
Potassium 510 mg 15 %
Carbohydrate 32 g 11 %
Fiber 9 g 36 %
Sugars 13 g
Protein 9 g
Vitamin A 25 %
Vitamin C 40 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 20 %
Vitamin K 60 %
Thiamin 10 %
Vitamin B6 15 %
Folate 40 %
Phosphorus 20 %
Magnesium 15 %
Manganese 40 %
Molybdenum 70 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

This fresh fall salad combines the natural sweetness of caramelized pear and roasted tomato, with earthy lentils and tender butter lettuce. Finished with lemon zest, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, this elegant salad lends a lighter side to holiday menus.

Ingredients

  • 2 small tomatoes, still on the vine
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 ripe DOLE® Pears, cored and cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup DOLE Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chile pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) DOLE Butter Bliss

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Roast vine-ripened tomatoes 15 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and agave nectar in skillet. Add pears; simmer for 15 minutes or until soft, turning once. Remove pears from heat; set aside.
  4. Toss lentils, walnuts, green onions, chile pepper, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon peel and lemon juice.
  5. Arrange DOLE Butter Bliss salad blend on serving platter. Drizzle salad with remaining 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Top with lentil salad, caramelized pears and roasted tomatoes. Serve immediately.

Tip: Take your time pan-roasting the pears. The cooking time will vary according to the pears’ firmness.

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Caramelized Pear, Roasted Tomato and Lentil Salad This fresh fall salad combines the natural sweetness of caramelized pear and roasted tomato, with earthy lentils and tender butter lettuce. Finished with lemon zest, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, this elegant salad lends a lighter side to holiday menus. Prep Time:10 minutes Cook time: Serves: 6
Nutrition facts: 290 Calories, 16 grams fat
Ingredients: 2 small tomatoes, still on the vine, 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided, 1 tablespoon agave nectar, 2 ripe DOLE® Pears, cored and cut into 8 wedges, 2 cups cooked lentils, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup DOLE Green Onions, thinly sliced, 1 red chile pepper, thinly sliced, 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 pkg. (6 oz.) DOLE Butter Bliss, Directions:Preheat oven to 350°F.Roast vine-ripened tomatoes 15 minutes or until soft. Set aside.Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and agave nectar in skillet. Add pears; simmer for 15 minutes or until soft, turning once. Remove pears from heat; set aside.Toss lentils, walnuts, green onions, chile pepper, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon peel and lemon juice.Arrange DOLE Butter Bliss salad blend on serving platter. Drizzle salad with remaining 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Top with lentil salad, caramelized pears and roasted tomatoes. Serve immediately.Tip: Take your time pan-roasting the pears. The cooking time will vary according to the pears’ firmness.