Roasted Pear and Spinach SaladSubmitted by: SHELBSYD
IntroductionThis is a simple salad, but the salad dressing is high in calories, So I didn't put it in the calculations, and I used whole foods 365 balsamic dressing. Less Calories and tastes yummy! This is a simple salad, but the salad dressing is high in calories, So I didn't put it in the calculations, and I used whole foods 365 balsamic dressing. Less Calories and tastes yummy!
1 firm red or green pear
1/2 packet of Truvia or Splenda
.25 cup slivered almonds
1 oz of feta cheese
4 Cups of baby Green Spinach
2 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. dried cranberries
1 Tbsp. honey or molasses
1/2 Tbsp. of yellow mustard or Dijon
1Tbsp.of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
In a blender or with a fork,
combine remaining cranberries, vinegar, honey and mustard. Blend until smooth. Season with salt & pepper. With blender running, add 2Tbsp. of olive oil in a slow stead stream.
Place parchment paper or butter on a baking pan. Core pears and cut into 8 wedges: toss with sugar/truvia and place on baking sheet. bake 15 minutes until soft and browned on undersides. Transfer to a waxed cool paper.
Place almonds on an ungreased baking sheet and toast 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in half the cranberries.
In a bowl toss spinach, half almond mixture, vinaigrette to taste. Divide amongst bowls, top with pears and almond mixture. Serve immediately.
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHELBSYD.