Wasabi peas are the secret spicy kick in this delicious salad. You can use any dried fruit you like, such as blueberries, cherries, cranberries, chopped apricots, or golden raisins. Wasabi peas can be found at most supermarkets by Asian foods or by snacks. They can also be found in some stores in the bulk food area.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the butter lettuce in a salad bowl; add the pear, dried cherries, wasabi peas, sesame seeds, and poppy seed dressing. Toss to coat.

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Nutrition Facts

540 calories; 16.7 g total fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 553 mg sodium. 83.3 g carbohydrates; 12.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2008
This was so good! As I was putting it together I thought it might be too sweet but all the flavors combined perfectly for a sweet/savory treat. The peas (which I crushed slightly) weren't very spicy once blended into the salad but they provided a great crunch that contrasted nicely with the chewy cherries. I used Poppy Seed Dressing II from this site and it was a perfect complement. This is so easy and delicious I'll be making it often. (UPDATE: It doesn't make the best leftovers; the peas get way too soft. Best eaten fresh.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2008
This was so good! As I was putting it together I thought it might be too sweet but all the flavors combined perfectly for a sweet/savory treat. The peas (which I crushed slightly) weren't very spicy once blended into the salad but they provided a great crunch that contrasted nicely with the chewy cherries. I used Poppy Seed Dressing II from this site and it was a perfect complement. This is so easy and delicious I'll be making it often. (UPDATE: It doesn't make the best leftovers; the peas get way too soft. Best eaten fresh.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
This recipe was great inspiration! I love wasabi peas and because of that this recipe encouraged me to eat some veggies! I used spinach golden raisins carrots cucumbers wasabi peas and a quick homemade mustard vinaigrette. Thanks for the great idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2008
This was so good! As I was putting it together I thought it might be too sweet but all the flavors combined perfectly for a sweet/savory treat. The peas (which I crushed slightly) weren't very spicy once blended into the salad but they provided a great crunch that contrasted nicely with the chewy cherries. I used Poppy Seed Dressing II from this site and it was a perfect complement. This is so easy and delicious I'll be making it often. (UPDATE: It doesn't make the best leftovers; the peas get way too soft. Best eaten fresh.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2012
I used crasins instead of the dried cherries and apples instead of pears (sometimes you just have to work with what's in the house right?) and added some sliced strawberries and a vidalia onion vinegarette dressing. DELISH!!! My husband and I are new vegetarians and this was a FANTASTIC quick dinner!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
Best Salad Ever! My fiends loved it! I didn't add the sesame seeds which would have perfected it. It doesn't keep well for the next day so don't try making enough with leftovers! The Wasabi Peas were tasty with the cherries who'da ever guess! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2010
This was a great salad-the tangy salty taste of the wasabi peas balanced nicely with the sweet cherries and pears. I used Italian dressing because I didn't have poppyseed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2009
family really loved this salad even my husband who turned his nose up at the wasabi peas when he first saw them. They balance out any sweetness from the pear and cherries. Had a nice crunch to them as well. A bit of a bite but not too much. Great summer salad going to make again for big family dinner this weekend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2008
I loved this salad! I used Boston lettuce and I chose not to add the sesame seeds. I loved the combination of the sweet dried cherries with the "punch" of the wasabi peas! Thank you for this recipes which I will be making again many times! Read More
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