PointsPlus Spinach Salad with Pears, Almonds, and Cranberries Recipe

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PointsPlus Spinach Salad with Pears, Almonds, and Cranberries Recipe
Spinach Salad with Pears, Almonds, and Cranberries
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Spinach Salad with Pears, Almonds, and Cranberries

Ripe, juicy pears can make just about any salad pop with sweet, fruity flavor, and cranberries contribute their unmistakable tang to a spinach salad with verve and flair.

Ready in
10 m
4
Servings
191
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons coarse ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons pancake syrup, preferably maple-flavored
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large ripe red pear, cored and sliced thinly into 12 pieces
  • 6 tablespoons dry-roasted unsalted chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, water, oil, mustard, syrup, shallot, salt, and pepper until blended. Pour ¼ cup of the dressing into a large bowl. Add the spinach and toss until coated.

Arrange 2 cups of dressed spinach on each of 4 salad plates. Top each with 3 pear slices and then sprinkle each with 1 ½ tablespoons of the almonds and 1 tablespoon of the dried cranberries. Drizzle each salad with about 1 tablespoon of the remaining dressing and serve.

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
19%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
200µg
22%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.1%
Vitamin C
14mg
24%
Vitamin E
5mg
23%
Vitamin K
212µg
100%
Calcium
81mg
8%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
91µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
91µg
23%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
67mg
17%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4.2%
Phosphorus
80mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
390mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
14.9%
Sodium
209mg
9%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
4.5%

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