Spinach Salad With Pears, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese

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Spinach Salad with Pears, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese
spinach salad
Whole Foods Market
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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
333
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.

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
22g
35%
Sugar
16g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
482µg
54%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.9%
Vitamin C
31mg
52%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
426µg
100%
Calcium
147mg
15%
Fiber
7g
27%
Folate (food)
185µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
185µg
46%
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
91mg
23%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
152mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
689mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.7%
Sodium
241mg
10%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.6%
Zinc
1mg
7%

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