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Sweet Pear and Celery Salad

This serves like a gourmet dish, but is simple to prepare. Have it as a first course or serve with sliced grilled chicken for a delicious lunch or light dinner.


  • 6 large stalks celery, trimmed
    and diced
  • 2 T fruit vinegar (cider,
  • 2 T honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large ripe pears, diced
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
    cheese, preferably fresh
  • 4 T chopped walnuts
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 4 large lettuce leaves


Whisk vinegar, honey and salt in a large bowl. Add pears and stir to coat. Add celery, cheese and walnuts. Stir to combine. Season with pepper. Place a large lettuce leaf on each plate and top with an equal portion of salad.

Serve as a side salad, or mix with 2 to 3 ounces of cooked diced chicken.


4 Servings (1/2 cup each)

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 161 
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 300mg
Carbohydrate: 19g
Dietary Fiber: 2.7g
Protein: 5g

Recipe Source: myOptumHealth

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