Pecan-coated goat cheese and a sweet and fruity dressing make this main-dish salad irresistible. This one-dish meal is perfect with bread.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
broil:
10 mins to 12 mins
Servings:
4
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Duck and Asian Pear Salad

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Directions

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  • Remove skin and fat from duckling. Place duckling or chicken breast halves on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 minutes from the heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in duck registers 155 degree F, turning once (broil chicken for 12 to 15 minutes or until thermometer registers 170 degree F, turning once). Cool about 15 minutes; cut duckling or chicken into thin, bite-size pieces. Set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, prepare Honey-Peach Salad Dressing. Roll cheese in pecans until coated. Slice cheese into 8 slices.

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  • To serve, divide salad greens among 4 dinner plates or bowls. Arrange duck or chicken, Asian pears, kiwi and cheese on top of the greens. Serve dressing with salads. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (Duck and Asian Pear Salad)

626 calories; total fat 33g; saturated fat 8g; polyunsaturated fat 4g; monounsaturated fat 19g; cholesterol 216mg; sodium 370mg; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 6g; sugar 27g; protein 48g; vitamin a 534IU; vitamin c 123mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 16mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 125mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 212mg; iron 8mg.

Honey-Peach Salad Dressing

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  • In a small food processor or blender, combine honey, peach nectar, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper. Cover and process or blend until smooth. With processor or blender running, gradually add olive oil and process or blend until combined. Serve immediately or cover and store in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Stir just before serving. Makes about 3/4 cup.

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