Mango Pear Salad

mango pear salad

A delicious, beautiful salad is one of my favorite things to eat. Regularly eating salads is a great way to quickly take care of your daily fruit and vegetable quota. This easy, 5-ingredient Mango Pear Salad is a helpful recipe for those who are hesitant about eating salad. By piling on lots of yummy fruit, you can encourage your skeptical eaters to eat their greens. Pomegranate seeds are one of my daughter’s favorite “special ingredients” that we buy when pomegranates are in season. The burst of red makes the salad look extra appealing. Check out my Tropical Yogurt Parfait recipe for instructions about how to remove the seeds from a pomegranate.

I love this salad just as it is, but many other goodies can be included here. Add avocados or cheese for some creaminess. Throw in some chopped chicken or hard-boiled egg to boost the protein. Swap out the almonds for another type of nut if you prefer. Citrus vinaigrette is delicious on this fruity Mango Pear Salad, but a simple balsamic vinaigrette works well too.

Mango Pear Salad

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 2 cups

Mango Pear Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped greens, loosely packed (½ medium head of lettuce)
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1 pear, chopped (and peeled if desired)
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds (from ½ a pomegranate)
  • ½ cup almonds

Instructions

  1. Place the greens in a large salad bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and toss.
  3. Dress this salad with citrus vinaigrette or another dressing of your choice.

Notes

If you won’t be serving the whole salad in one sitting, don’t add the pear or the dressing. Store the salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator and add the pear and dressing when ready to serve.

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Mango Pear Salad Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $4.63 to make, or $.77 per serving. Mango Pear Salad is a delicious, fruity side dish that may convert your picky salad eater.

What tips do you have for helping picky eaters to eat their veggies? Please share your suggestions in the comments.

 

Comments

  1. Annemarie,
    What a fresh and pretty salad! My daughter is the biggest pomegranate fan in the house, and though she eats salad (under protest, without dressing, and with her fingers one leaf at a time) I think this is something she could dig a fork into.
    Throwing roasted vegetables into spaghetti sauce and raw vegetables into smoothies are two tricks for getting vegetables and fruits into my picky eaters. It’s worked to the point that the kids will tell me that the spaghetti sauce needs more eggplant!
    Thanks!

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