Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup golden raisins

  2. Water

  3. 1/2 pound mixed greens (baby spinach leaves also are good)

  4. 2 pears, cored and diced

  5. 2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks

  6. 3 Tablespoons pine nuts

  7. Salt, to taste

  8. 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  9. Extra-virgin olive oil, to taste

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place the raisins in a medium bowl and cover with warm water. Allow to soak at least 20 minutes, or until quite soft.

  2. Toss the greens, pears , and carrots together in a nonreactive large bowl. Sprinkle pine nuts and salt over the salad .

  3. Once the raisins have plumped, drain and gently squeeze to remove excess water. Add the raisins to the top of salad. Sprinkle the balsamic vinegar over the salad, then repeat with olive oil .

  4. Yield: 4 to 6 servings Per serving: 171 calories, 26 percent calories from fat, 3 grams protein, 32 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams total fiber, 5 gram total fat, no cholesterol, 436 milligrams sodium Recipe Source: Patrizia D'Intino, Tasty Tuscany Cooking School , Palaia, Italy Reprinted with permission.


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