Pear, Spinach, Walnut & Celery Salad
photo by Sarah_Jayne
- Ready In:
- 1 large pear, cut into thin wedges
- 2 ounces baby spinach leaves
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped coarsely
- 1 stalk celery, trimmed and chopped coarsely
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh apple juice
- Place ingredients for mustard dressing in a screw-top jar and shake well.
- Place pear, spinach, nuts and celery in medium bowl and toss gently to combine.
- Serve salad drizzled with dressing.
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Made for the Zaar World Tour 5 as part of an Australian medley dinner. The combination of pears, baby spinach, walnuts, and celery is a combination I never conceived. The mixture of mustard, cider vinegar and fresh apple juice give a sweet, tangy kick to the salad. I did substitue salted walnuts to balance the sweet pear. Would definitely eat again, Mates!
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