Spinach and Pear Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Because of its unique flavors and presentation, this salad makes a perfect dinner party side dish.

Leafy greens may not be your idea of a main course, but this Spinach and Pear Salad will be the center of attention at any meal. Bursting with fruits and veggies, this salad combines sweet and savory flavors in one elegant side dish. Onions, pears, and walnuts bring this salad to life while a sweet and zesty raspberry vinaigrette ties all the flavors together. This show-stealing salad isn’t just tasty, either. Along with forming a protein-rich base for other ingredients, spinach packs tons of vitamins and minerals. Loaded with vitamins A, C, E, and K, this leafy green provides health benefits for your whole body.

Because of its unique flavors and presentation, this salad makes a perfect dinner party side dish. Serve alongside our Herb-Rubbed Turkey as part of a full course family meal that will impress any guest.

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Spinach and Pear Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

This salad is perfect for your next dinner party with rich and nutritious ingredients everyone will love.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 2 red pears sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced thin
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles low-fat

For the Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup raspberries fresh
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

For the Salad

  • In large bowl, lightly toss all ingredients. Divide into serving bowls. Drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette and serve.

For the Vinaigrette

  • Combine all ingredients except oil in a blender, puree until smooth. On low speed, gradually add oil. Drizzle desired amount over salad. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 159mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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