Pear Fennel Salad with Arugula (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

This pretty, flavorful Pear Fennel Salad is perfect for showcasing cool weather produce, including arugula (which came from my very own fall garden!), fennel and pears. Tossed with a whole grain mustard-lime vinaigrette, it’s divine!

One of the very easiest greens to grow in a home garden is arugula. In fact, once you plant it (depending on your growing region), it will come up each year like weeds, as it reseeds itself bountifully. I have two types of arugula growing in my garden.

Arugula harvested from my garden.

Pears are also a delicious treat in the cooler weather, as they stay crisp and sweet throughout the winter, and offer a great fiber-rich addition to salads, especially paired with fennel. Make up this easy, delicious salad based on ingredients from your garden, farmers market, and supermarket this week!

 

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Pear Fennel Salad with Arugula (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Salad:

  • 2 bulbs fennel, trimmed, sliced
  • 3 small green pears, with peel, cored, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups arugula leaves

Vinaigrette:

  • 1 ½ teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Toss together fennel, green pears, and arugula leaves in a large salad bowl.
  2. Mix mustard, lime juice and olive oil in a small dish until it is creamy in texture.
  3. Toss into the salad mixture, mixing well with tongs.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

For other plant-based salad recipes, check out some of my favorites:

Green and Gold Brown Rice Salad
Farmers Market Tomato Arugula Salad
Green Bean, Chickpea, and Farro Salad with Za’atar

 

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