Pears with Walnut and Spinach with Citrusy Dressing

Pears with Walnut and Spinach with Citrusy Dressing
Total Time
15 Mins
Serves
4

DESCRIPTION

Walnuts and pears shine in this simple, delicious salad that is easy to make and sure to please.

Total Time

Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
0 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
230 cal
Total Fat
17 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
9.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat
4.1 g
Sodium
30 mg
Carbohydrates
18 g
Dietary Fiber
5 g
Total Sugars
10 g
Protein
4 g

Ingredients

Citrusy Dressing

  • 1 USA Anjou or Bartlett Pear, very ripe or overripe, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 cup Mandarin orange juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar, unseasoned

  • 2 tsp ginger, freshly grated

  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil, toasted or olive oil

Salad

  • 1 bag baby spinach (5oz)

  • 1 green Anjou pear, large, perfectly ripe, cored and thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, divided salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. To prepare dressing, puree chopped pear, juice, vinegar, ginger, salt and pepper in a small blender until smooth. Add oil and blend again. (May be prepared up to 1 week ahead and stored tightly covered in the refrigerator.)

  2. Place spinach, pears and 1⁄4 cup walnuts in a large bowl. Drizzle with 1⁄4 cup dressing and toss lightly to coat.

  3. Add additional dressing, salt and pepper if desired. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts and serve immediately.