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Romaine and Pear Salad with Ginger Pear Dressing 

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Description:
Wonderful Tasty Salad. The health benefits of pear is immense. Pear helps us in the summer heat to cool down and to prevent sore throat. Pear's texture is soft and buttery and are excellent in salads. Chinese pear is known to have the most medicinal values.

Ingredients:
2 heads (12 cups) romaine lettuce
2 pears, peeled and chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup currants

DRESSING
2 pears, peeled and quartered
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 dried fig, stem removed



Directions:
Toss all salad ingredients together. Blend dressing ingredients in a Vita-Mix or other powerful blender. Toss dressing with salad. If desired, sprinkle with additional currants or plumped almonds.


Special Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Sodium, Low Fat, High Fibre, Low Calorie, Diabetic - Low Carb


Category: Salads

Submitted By: OK In Health E-Magazine



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