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Asian Pear Salad

Delicious as a simple snack, Asian pears also work well with savory and sweet dishes. Its snappy texture is good with greens, prosciutto, and dates in a seasonal salad.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2003


  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 dried dates, pitted and quartered lengthwise
  • 8 paper-thin slices prosciutto (about 4 ounces), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 cup (about 8 sprigs) loosely packed mint leaves
  • 1 Asian pear, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 4 cups (about 11 ounces) mixed frisee, baby arugula, and other small greens


  1. In a large bowl, toss together greens, dates, prosciutto, mint, and pear. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and oil; season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture over salad. Toss to combine well, and serve immediately.

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