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    Fresh Spinach & Pear Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

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    15 mins

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    aviva's Note:

    This recipe is a variation of a cooking school recipe. Whenever I take this to parties, it gets eaten up fast no matter how much extra I make.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Tear spinach leaves into bite-sized pieces and place in large salad bowl (Amount of spinach can be varied based on how much dressing you like on your salad).
    2. 2
      Add pears and onion.
    3. 3
      In food processor with steel knife blade, combine sugar, vinegar, mustard, and salt.
    4. 4
      With machine running, add oil through feed tube and process until dressing is thick (The slower you add the oil, the thicker the dressing).
    5. 5
      Add poppy seeds.
    6. 6
      Drizzle salad with dressing and toss well to coat.
    7. 7
      Serve immediately.
    8. 8
      You can make the dressing ahead and mix salad right before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 01, 2007

      45

      I tried this for a gourmet dinner party. We all loved it. I deleted the red onions and added gorgonzola cheese and pine nuts. The dressing was sweet and perfect. Everyone is asking for the recipe. Thanks for passing it on.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Spinach & Pear Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (179 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 382.3
     
    Calories from Fat 256
    66%
    Total Fat 28.4 g
    43%
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 348.4 mg
    14%
    Total Carbohydrate 32.4 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    15%
    Sugars 25.8 g
    103%
    Protein 2.7 g
    5%

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