Spinach Salad with Pears, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese

Spinach Salad with Pears, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

Take advantage of pears in season and try a new variety in this twist on a popular dish. A little sweet pear (or apple or dried fig) makes the dressing especially good.

4
Servings
588
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Anjou, Bosc, or Comice pears
  • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup white-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon German mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon honey
  • 3/4 Pounds spinach, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts, toasted
  • 4 Ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

Chop 1 pear and slice the remaining 2. Put chopped pear, oil, vinegar, mustard, and honey into a blender and purée. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons water, more if needed, to thin for a pourable dressing. Put spinach, onion, walnuts, goat cheese, sliced pears, and dressing into a large bowl and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
24g
100%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
136µg
19%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
433mg
43%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
66µg
17%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
40mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
294mg
42%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
813mg
54%
Water
10g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.