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Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, is a world leader in growing, sourcing, distributing, and marketing fruit and healthy snacks. Dole sells a full line of packaged shelf stable fruit, frozen fruit, dried fruit, and juices. The company focuses on four pillars of sustainability in all of its operations: water management, carbon footprint, soil conservation, and waste reduction.

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Classic Pear and Date Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty 1.0 Easy
Calories Per Servings 210 Calories
Servings 4
Nutrition facts Nutrition facts


A flavorful salad featuring dates, pear and cheese.

Ingredients 8


1 pkg. (6 oz.) DOLE® Butter Bliss
1/2 cup chopped DOLE Whole Pitted Dates or DOLE Chopped Dates
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 medium medium DOLE Pear, quartered and cored
1/4 cup gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  salt and black pepper, to taste



1 pkg (6 oz.) DOLE® Butter Bliss
1/2 cup DOLE Pitted Dates, sliced


Toss salad blend and dates in large bowl; set aside.


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar


Combine oil and vinegar in small bowl. Pour over salad; toss to evenly coat. Evenly divide salad onto 4 salad plates.


1 medium DOLE Pear, quartered and cored
1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted

salt and black pepper, to taste


Cut each pear quarter lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices. Fan sliced pear quarter over each salad. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts.  Add salt and black pepper, to taste.

Tip: To toast pecans, bake at 350 F. 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

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