Nutted Fruit And Cheese Salad Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy
CuisineCourse
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Basil leaves/Mint leaves1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), firmly packed
 Buttermilk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Honey2 Tablespoon
 Lime juice2 Teaspoon
 Olive oil2 Teaspoon
 Granny smith apple1 Large, cut into 12 wedges
 Red delicious apple/Empire/mcintosh1 Large, cored and cut into 12 wedges
 Bartlett pears2 Large, cored and each cut into 8 wedges
 Low fat cheddar cheese4 Ounce, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
 Pecans1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped

Directions

1 To make the dressing: In a food processor or blender, whirl the mint, buttermilk, honey, lime juice, and oil for about 30 seconds or until smooth.
Transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Will keep, refrigerated, for up to 4 days.
2 To make the salad: In a large bowl, place the apples, pears, cheese, and pecans and toss together.
Shake the dressing well and drizzle it overthe fruit.
Garnish the salad with the mint if desired.
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