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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 205.1
  • Total Fat: 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.3 mg
  • Sodium: 471.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g

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Spinach and Pear Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette


Spinach and Pear Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Introduction

Tender spinach and sweet pears are drizzled with tangy vinaigrette, then topped with rich blue cheese and crisp red onion for a salad you'll love. Tender spinach and sweet pears are drizzled with tangy vinaigrette, then topped with rich blue cheese and crisp red onion for a salad you'll love.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 tablespoons water
    1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 tablespoon honey
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    2 pears, cored and sliced
    8 cups Fresh Express Baby Spinach
    1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
    1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

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Directions

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, vinegar, olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, and black pepper.

2. In large bowl, add the pear slices and 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and toss to coat.

3. Add remaining dressing, spinach and onion and toss to coat.

Serves 4.







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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I make this salad a lot and it's always a hit! If you can spare the extra calories, add crumbled goat cheese on the top too -- the creaminess of the cheese goes great with the pears. :-) - 1/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. This salad is exciting compared to the same old, and the dressing is easy to make. I sometimes add in a couple of tablespoons of sliced almonds, dried cranberry and have also make it with canned mandarine oranges if I don't have pears on hand. - 7/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very flavourful salad! The pears add a nice texture. Made this for dinner last night using one Red D'Anjou pear. Also added an ounce of plain goat cheese and one 2.6oz pouch of Starkist Tuna for protein. Thanks for sharing! - 2/23/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This meal reminded me of my summer in the south of France. I love the taste of combining pear, red onion, and the dressing. - 2/22/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I really enjoyed this salad. It's well worth the extra calories. - 2/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This salad is filling, tart and sweet all at the same time. It's also delicious and easy to make. I'm going to try it using orange sections in place of the pears for variation. - 2/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Salad was awesome, dressing was delicious, the only cut back I did was that I used one pear instead of two. I thought one was enough for me. Thanks! - 1/28/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this recipe to go with a fancy Christmas dinner. OMIGOSH it's sooooo easy and deeelish! Turns out I accidentally (?) omitted the bleu cheese (which reduced the calorie total) and it's still just as nummy. YAY! - 1/6/14

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Like others, my DH doesn't like pears - at all. He fell in love with the vinaigrette immediately and at the end of dinner admitted to liking the salad, even with the pears. This is a sure fire winner. Thank you. - 2/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this and it was great. I made extra dressing to use on other salads. I also tried it substituting apples and added pecans. - 7/24/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a delicious dressing, I added some shredded carrot to the salad. Would make it again! - 4/19/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good with walnuts also. - 10/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Took it to guinea pig (try out new recipes) lunch at work, everyone loved it! Took the leftovers home and they loved it there too. - 2/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm trying to incorporate spinach this week - this was wonderfully delicious! I sprinkled on panela cheese (Mexico) as suggested and topped my hubby's with almonds :-) Thank you! - 1/29/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made it yesterday for dinner and it just wasn't one of my favorites. - 1/29/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this for dinner. Wasn't sure about the combination but it was wonderful. What a treat to the tastebuds! - 1/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What a refreshing salad with the pears!
    I love how you lightened up the dressing with the water substiting out any add'l olive oil.
    Very tasty indeed, and beautiful too! - 1/28/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wonderful taste - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What a nice change from the norm. I also added fresh strawberries and it was great. - 1/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent combination of flavors! - 1/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was one of the best salads! I prepared it for the first time tonight for dinner guests and we all loved it! Definitely making it again! - 1/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We loved this salad...so quick and easy to make! We also used only one pear...that was enough for us! Will definitely make this one again. - 8/25/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The vinaigrette is very good. Love the pears with the spinach. - 8/12/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was excellent and I would definitely make it again. It was fast to make and it would go really well with ham or turkey, as it is abit sweet. - 8/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We had this for lunch today- what a great salad! I never would have tried mixing pears into a salad, but wow- really really good! Thanks for the great recipe! - 8/1/08

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