Pear, Spinach & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Pear, Spinach & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe
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Pear, Spinach & Bleu Cheese Salad
Alexis Anderson

Pear, Spinach & Bleu Cheese Salad

I love how the sweetness of the pear contrasts with the tartness of the vinaigrette and the savory blue cheese in this simple salad. You can easily make it into an entrée by adding grilled chicken to it, but I prefer it as a side dish. 

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 medium pears, chopped
  • ½ cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the walnuts, stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes. In a mixing bowl, lightly toss the spinach with the pears and vinaigrette. Top with the walnuts and blue cheese crumbles and serve.

Pear Shopping Tip

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Pear Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.