Spinach-Pear Salad With Mustard Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is on my menu for Thanksgiving. I have made this before and it is so wonderfully delicate in flavor--perfect warm up to a larger meal, and perfect Fall recipe from Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine pear slices and spinach in large bowl.
  2. Combine water and rest of ingredients (except cheese), stirring with a whisk.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad, and toss gently to coat.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese.
Most Helpful

I made this as the main part of a very light lunch. It was delicious. The dressing was perfect for the pear/spinach combo. The only thing I did differently is used about 1/4 of the amount of oil, for personal preference. Thanks for the great recipe!

LUv 2 BaKE March 10, 2007

Wonderful combination of fruit, greens and dressing. I left off the parmesan cheese because the entree had parmesan in it. It was still delightful without.

echo echo February 24, 2006

Excellent salad. The dressing has just the right amount of flavor without overpowering the pears or the spinach. I will make this again.

Ms B. February 21, 2006