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Fresh Apple & Pear Salad

This fun combination of ingredients comes together beautifully in one flavor-packed dish. Crunchy apples and ripe, juicy pears are fantastic tossed with crisp, cool cucumbers and a spicy dressing. —Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 medium apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine apples, pears, cucumber and onion. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over apple mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 96 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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  • Nettie05
    Jul 5, 2020

    Excellent salad! We love pears so I used all pears and no apples. I added extra dill and tarragon (used both).

  • kimspacc
    Jan 29, 2018

    Excellent salad and dressing!

  • chefshumate
    Feb 16, 2015

    Made this exactly as instructed with dill (couldn't find tarragon)... Simple, refreshing and surprisingly very tasty. I never thought the mustard vinaigrette would work with fresh fruit, but I was mistaken -- it is so yummy. Took it to the office and shared at lunch -- it was a hit (especially with my vegan boss)!

  • bunny99
    Jan 22, 2015

    Simple to make and great flavors!

  • katie2375
    Jan 21, 2015

    I cut way back on the red onion and dill and it's very good. It was a little overpowering otherwise.

  • aug2295
    Oct 27, 2014

    I liked this and it was really easy to put together. However, I took it to a family party and there were definitely leftovers and no one really commented on it.

  • sgronholz
    Oct 10, 2014

    This salad is wonderful! I made it with fresh tarragon, which we really enjoyed; however, the dill also sounds delicious, so I will be making it again soon!

  • jnjrok
    Sep 1, 2014

    I really enjoyed this salad. Who would have thought that the combinations of ingredients would compliment each other so well? Very light and refreshing. Will make again.

  • Pinfox
    Mar 2, 2014

    I made this for a lunch party and it was a hit!

  • martylizdas
    Jan 17, 2014

    I loved this salad and am making it again for a dinner party!