Autumn Salad with Caramel-Sesame Dressing


This very simple salad recipe makes use of some of the nicest autumn fruits. Surprisingly, the caramel sauce and sesame oil complement each other well.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 salad


  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh spinach

  • 1 ½ cups chopped romaine lettuce

  • ½ ripe Bartlett pear - skinned, cored, and diced into medium chunks

  • ½ Fuji apple - skin on, cored, and diced into medium chunks

  • ¼ cup halved seedless red grapes (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon caramel topping (such as Hershey's®)

  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Arrange spinach, romaine lettuce, pear, apple, and grapes on a plate.

  2. Mix vinegar, caramel topping, sesame oil, and sesame seeds together in a bowl. Pour dressing over salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
3g Fat
52g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 53mg 266%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 919mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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