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Quince Vinaigrette Salad with Manchego and Marcona Almonds

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Total Time (mins)
20
Difficulty
2
Servings
4
Ingredients
11
Total Prep Time: 20 minutes
Calories Per Serving: 250
Nutrients

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 128g

Amount per serving
Calories 250 Calories from fat: 150
% Daily Value*
Fat 17 g 26 %
Saturated 4 g 20 %
Trans 0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg 2 %
Sodium 100 mg 4 %
Carbohydrate 21 g 7 %
Fiber 4 g 16 %
Sugars 13 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 35 %
Vitamin C 20 %
Calcium 15 %
Iron 6 %

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

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The quince looks like a dimpled golden pear, so during the short growing season in Spain you might be tempted to pick one off the tree and take a bite—but that would lead to some serious puckering. The fruit is coarsely textured and quite sour, but when cooked, the tart tannins mellow and the resulting paste or sauce has a delightful berry-meets-apple flavor. The vinaigrette for this lovely salad, which is topped with Marcona almonds, Manchego cheese and sweet dried cherries, is made with quince paste, a popular Spanish delicacy, which is often served as a companion to cheese. Look for quince paste near the artisan cheeses at most larger markets and cheese shops.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup quince paste (fig preserves may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 pkg. (15 oz.) DOLE® Classic Romaine Salad
  • 3/4 cup DOLE Red Onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 small red pears, cored and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup Marcona almonds or blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Manchego cheese, coarsely grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Combine quince paste, sherry vinegar, minced shallot and Dijon mustard in blender. Cover; blend at medium speed.
  2. Slowly add olive oil in thin stream, until blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss salad with quince vinaigrette to taste. Top with sliced onion, pear, cherries, Marcona almonds and Manchego cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Refrigerate any remaining dressing.
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Quince Vinaigrette Salad with Manchego and Marcona Almonds Mini GH LOGO The quince looks like a dimpled golden pear, so during the short growing season in Spain you might be tempted to pick one off the tree and take a bite—but that would lead to some serious puckering. The fruit is coarsely textured and quite sour, but when cooked, the tart tannins mellow and the resulting paste or sauce has a delightful berry-meets-apple flavor. The vinaigrette for this lovely salad, which is topped with Marcona almonds, Manchego cheese and sweet dried cherries, is made with quince paste, a popular Spanish delicacy, which is often served as a companion to cheese. Look for quince paste near the artisan cheeses at most larger markets and cheese shops. Prep Time:20 minutes Cook time: Serves: 4
Nutrition facts: 250 Calories, 17 grams fat
Ingredients: 1/4 cup quince paste (fig preserves may be substituted), 1/4 cup sherry vinegar, 1 tablespoon minced shallot, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 pkg. (15 oz.) DOLE® Classic Romaine Salad, 3/4 cup DOLE Red Onion, peeled and thinly sliced, 2 small red pears, cored and thinly sliced, 3/4 cup dried cherries, 3/4 cup Marcona almonds or blanched almonds, roughly chopped, 1/2 cup Manchego cheese, coarsely grated, Salt and pepper, to taste, Directions:Combine quince paste, sherry vinegar, minced shallot and Dijon mustard in blender. Cover; blend at medium speed.Slowly add olive oil in thin stream, until blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.Toss salad with quince vinaigrette to taste. Top with sliced onion, pear, cherries, Marcona almonds and Manchego cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Refrigerate any remaining dressing.