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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

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!
    9 of 9 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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and loved it! Even better, my non salad eating husband loved it too. - 8/1/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe and will make it all the time. Thanks!!!! - 7/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What a great recipe! Simple to make, delicious to eat -- perfect!! - 7/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great! And it gives some variety to our regular tossed salads. - 7/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    if you really want to make this an elegant meal - add some cooked shredded chicken, a few crumbles of bleu cheese and a few toasted walnuts ... YUMMY! - 7/31/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is just delicious. It's fresh, pretty and different. I will make it again and soon. - 7/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Refreshing, pretty, yummy! Feta cheese crumbles would also be great here. - 7/24/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice sweet sour blend! - 6/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This deserves an OMG rating. Fabulous and easy. Next time I will add some walnuts or pecans. - 5/4/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my husband and I. We both thought it was a nice change. I do not like mustard so I cut back on that. Would love to try it with the strawberries and cheese. - 3/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a terrific recipe! We've made it a few times, added strawberries and brie to it and it was really, really good. I've also made the dressing for other types of salads, we needed a lower sodium alternative to bottled salad dressing and this fills the bill quite nicely. - 2/28/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this several times already. I kicked it up a bit with toasted pine nuts the first time I made itl The second time I added slice strawberries along with pears and toasted walnuts. - 2/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am hooked! I make this salad now multiple times a week. - 2/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This salad made a beautiful presentation and the taste is phenomenal. Just a beautiful combo of sweet and savory. Will definitely make for any dinner party. Wonderful! - 2/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cannot say enough about what a great salad this is. First, pears are one of my least favorite fruits. If you pick the right ripeness with pears, they are FANTASTIC and the recipe has managed to change my view of pears overall. Awesome dressing. Elegant salad for dinner guests or family. - 2/3/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    loved it - different but yummy! - 1/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe and will definitely make it again!

    Incredibly simple and incredibly good! - 1/29/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this combination. Adding it on to my food tracker - 1/27/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added dried cherries and it was fantastic. - 10/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make, but with a sophisticated taste that is great for dinner parties. - 9/23/07

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  • Very Easy ad refreshing ! - 4/13/14

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  • I had Feta cheese on hand, so used that and had to eliminate the onions (allergy), but all else was the same. Very Good. - 2/15/14

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  • I like to use chopped pippin apples instead of the pears and put some crushed nuts on top, too! - 2/15/14

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  • did not have pears used strawberries very yummy - 2/15/14

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  • No, I have not tried it. But, I am going to. - 2/15/14

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  • Sounds like a great dinner idea. Will make this recipe this evening. - 1/31/14

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  • My hubby doesn't like raw spinach--can anyone suggest a different green? I suppose a mixed lettuce blend would work, right? - 11/26/13

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  • I made this for our lunch today and added crabmeat. It was delicious. - 4/12/13

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  • This was fantastic! I loved the dressing and the pears were a pleasant surprise in this salad. I did add 3 torn slices of smoked deli turkey breast and about an 8th of a cup of shredded cheddar to round out my meal. - 3/11/13

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  • Added feta and croutons. Only had a yellow onion. Turned out delish!! Thank you for this recipe! - 1/18/13

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  • This was actually very good. I used white wine vinegar instead of red and I used apples instead of pears. I also added tomatoes. Good to learn how to make a different salad dressing. I can see myself using it as a marinade too. Thank you for sharing. - 9/27/12

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  • We loved this! Only change I made was omitting the onion. - 7/3/12

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  • One word: YUM! Great flavor combo. Combined it with some cold chicken on the side--fabulous meal. - 6/23/12

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  • Yum! Great way to round out a meal, and I'll definitely be using this vinaigrette recipe again - 10/7/10

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  • Made lettuce soggy. - 10/1/10

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  • I am making the today to take to a Labor Day picnic. Thanks for sharing this very yummy recipe! - 9/6/10

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  • Delicious! - 7/21/10

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  • Easy salad with great flavor. Will definitely make again. - 1/6/10

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  • too delicious - 10/23/09

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  • I love it - 9/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am taking this to a family gathering. I know they will love it. - 5/21/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Heading to the store to get the ingredients! Sounds great! - 5/21/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 5/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For a vegetarian student this is soooo perfect! - 1/28/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds scrumtous, thanks - 1/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a recipe my husband and I will enjoy. Our boys aren't big on mustard so I don't know if they will eat it or not. We'll give it a try. - 1/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds amazing!
    I tried to make a different version using things that I already had. I used bagged italian salad blend, canned pears, & a vinaigrette that I am less than proud of. I didn't have honey, & I get ahead of myself so I didn't measure anything.
    I can't wait to try the real thing! - 1/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy - 1/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so easy to make and I cant wait to try it. - 1/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious :) :) Thanks!! - 1/27/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to find the pears and try this one - 1/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks and sounds absolutely delicious...along the lines of a Spinach Strawberry Salad which we re often asked to bring to family get-togethers. - 1/1/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds pretty good to me! - 8/10/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    O-o-oh yeah!!! - 7/31/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like all the ingredients, so am eager to try this salad. - 1/27/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 10/10/07

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very tasty! You can substitute palmegranite in the fall for some really great color too! - 3/23/07

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