Spinach-Pear Salad With Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Pear Vinaigrette

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Recipe Junkie

This sounds really good. I cut this recipe out of one of those Reiman publication inserts with coupons.

Top Review by katiecoral

I love this salad. I used apple cider vinegar and it was really good. I also candied the walnuts which really added a nice surprising taste. thanks for the great dressing recipe!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup walnut halves, toasted (about 3 ounces)
  • 1 (15 ounce) cans&w california sun pears in light syrup, drained, reserving 1/4 of the syrup
  • 2 teaspoons honey mustard or 2 teaspoons mustard, sweetened with honey to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cups Baby Spinach or 8 cups other tender salad greens
  • 34 cup crumbled gorgonzola (about 3 ounces) or 34 cup other blue cheese (about 3 ounces)

Directions

  1. To make pear vinaigrette, combine reserved pear syrup, honey mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Whisk in olive oil.
  3. Just before serving, gently toss together the toasted walnuts, drained pears, pear vinaigrette, spinach and Gorgonzola.

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