Pear & Fennel Salad - 3 Guiding Stars
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Fennel has a mild, sweet licorice flavor like the herb and seeds of the same name. It works beautifully with bitter greens and sweet pears in this salad.

Tip: To toast walnuts, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF until golden brown and fragrant, stirring once or twice (5-7 minutes).


  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Top greens with fennel, pears, cheese, and walnuts.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Top with pepper to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 155; Total Fat 10.5g (14% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 1mg (0% DV); Sodium 65mg (3% DV); Total Carbohydrate 15g (5% DV); Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV); Total Sugars 9g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 3g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 8% DV; Vitamin K 100% DV; Copper 25% DV; Manganese 15% DV.
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