Gingered Pear Salad


Classifications: Salads

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 8 1/2 oz can pear halves in juice, undrained

1 package (4-serving size) lemon sugar free gelatin

3/4 cup boiling water

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 cup (8 oz) 2% low-fat cottage cheese

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions: Drain pears, reserving juice; set aside. Finely chop pears; set aside. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; add lemon juice. Add enough ice cubes to reserved pear juice to measure 1 cup. Add to gelatin; stir until slightly thickened. Remove any unmelted ice; pour into blender container. Add cottage cheese, salt and ginger; cover. Blend until smooth. Stir in pears. Pour into 3 individual plastic containers or serving dishes. Chill until firm, about 2 hours. Makes 3 cups or 3 entree servings.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One serving equals 1 1/2 lean meat, 1 fruit; also, 120 calories, 480 mg sodium, 5 mg cholesterol, 14 gm carbohydrate, 13 gm protein, 2 gm fat.

Serves: 3

Food Exchanges: