22 Reviews

Loved it! My husband doesn't usually like Spinach salad, but he had two servings of this one. I actually omitted the bacon and added a few cubes of cambozola cheese. It was a nice addition with the pear. The dressing is to die for and I will be using it for other salads more often!

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lmercier5 November 30, 2010

WOW!! When I saw Geema's review of this salad I HAD to try it and we were not dissappointed. WE LOVED IT!!! I did use bacon and I think it's a must for an added dimension. I couldn't come up with slab bacon so I bought the thickest cut I could find. We're thinkin' this salad is getting served the next time we host our gourmet dinner club. Thanks so much for sharing.

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DDW October 28, 2003

Wonderful salad! I think the seasoned nuts make it outstanding, although I used pecans. I'm sure it's wonderful as is, but for my own reference, I made these substitutions: apples, not pears. Regular yellow mustard, no rosemary on the nuts, no frisee.

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J-Lynn August 04, 2013

I only put 3 TEAspoons of mustard in the dressing and it was enough. Instead of the spinach I use kale finely chopped and couscous. Delicious.

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Anoushka April 09, 2013

Super yummy! Used pecans instead of cashews and they were delicious.

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Crunchy Numbers December 30, 2011

I made this salad to go with our Christmas dinner and it was excellent, everyone loved it! We will be making this one again for sure!!!

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Cure SMA mommy December 26, 2011

SIMPLY AMAZING! I found the cashews cooked quite quickly as well, only in for about 5 minutes. I also thought it was a little too heavy in dressing, so may cut back on it a bit next time. Except those minor details, the flavours were incredible - went over as one of the best!

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m.lowenberg November 28, 2011

Brought to a dinner party, and everyone loved it - the bowl was scraped clean! My first batch of cashews burned quickly in the oven. Second try just left them in for 5 min at 350, which was just right. Will definitely make again!

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KTgirl October 21, 2011

Delicious. I'm not a huge curry fan but I loved the combination of flavors. The whole family loved it. I added grilled chicken and homemade French bread to make it a complete meal. We love entree salads. Thanks!

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mamagrow September 12, 2011

An amazing salad! I've already made it 4 times in short period of time. Our family loves it. The combination of flavors is wonderful. The dressing would work well with other salads too. Only change I made was to use British "rashers" in place of thick bacon. This truly is, one of if not, the best salad I've ever eaten.

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marci h June 20, 2009
Spinach Pear Salad from Restaurateur, Tom Douglas