Bartlett Pear and Smoked Turkey Salad

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Chef Pear Bureau Northwest

Always be sure to use ripe pears.
One of the things that make a salad irresistible is eye appeal. Here, a salad as tasty as it is pretty.
 2 cups diced smoked turkey
 1 Bartlett pear, cored and cubed
 1 cup partially cooked broccoli flowerets
 ¼ cup dried apricots, diced
 ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
 2 tablespoons each dried currants and pine nuts*
 4 to 6 cups mixed greens
 1 Bartlett pear, cored and sliced 

Combine turkey, cubed pears, broccoli, apricots, onions, currants, pine nuts and greens;
toss lightly to mix. Garnish each plate with pear slices and serve with Raspberry Vinaigrette.
* Chopped almonds may be substituted.

Raspberry Vinaigrette
Combine 2 tablespoons each olive oil and raspberry vinegar** and 1 teaspoon honey; mix well.
Salt and pepper to taste. Makes 1/4 cup.
** Red wine or balsamic vinegar may be substituted.

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