Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well. Set aside. Combine romaine and spinach in large bowl. Rinse artichoke hearts in cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Cut into quarters and add to bowl. Add raisins, pear slices, blue cheese and pecans to bowl; toss with dressing and serve.

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/2 Cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 Cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 Teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

Procedure

Salad

  • 1 Package (10 ounces) prewashed hearts of romaine lettuce
  • 1 Package (6 ounces) prewashed baby spinach leaves
  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts
  • 11/4 Cups California raisins
  • 2 ripe red Bartlett pears; cored, quartered and sliced
  • 1/2 Cup blue cheese, crumbled (4 ounces)
  • 2/3 Cup pecans, toasted

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 46%); Total Fat 13 ( Saturated Fat 2.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 5; Sodium 240; Potassium 597; Total Carbohydrate 30; Dietary Fiber 5; Sugars 21; Protein 5; Calcium 100; Iron 2;

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