Apple Pear Pecan Salad

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3 celery ribs, chopped fine
2 red apples, chopped
1 green apple, chopped
1 pear, chopped
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1 orange
1/4 cup medjool dates, chopped
1/2 cup raw pecans, chopped
green leaf or red leaf lettuce

  • Place chopped apples and pear in bowl and pour lemon and orange juice over fruit to keep it from turning brown
  • Stir to coat all, and allow to marinate for 10 minutes
  • While the fruit is soaking, chop dates
  • Drain soaking fruit, saving juice
  • Add the chopped dates, along with the celery and HALF of the chopped pecans to the drained fruit
  • Make dressing by combining the other half of the pecans in a food processor with the reserved orange and lemon juice and puree into a smooth ‘nut butter’ sauce
  • Add puree to the salad and stir to blend flavors.
  • Serve on a bed of deep green lettuce.
  • ENJOY!

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