Spinach Pear Salad

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I personally think that Spinach gets a bad rap. I remember growing up a lot of people I knew would not eat it. Of course if you’re talking about canned spinach, I can understand the hesitation. However, a fresh bunch of spinach is absolutely wonderful! I personally love how well spinach can be paired with fruit. one of my favorite salads is a Spinach Nectarine Salad, absolutely wonderful!

I created this salad for lunch and absolutely loved it! I have a few additions you can make provided at the end, mix and match or add all of them! I also try to make my own vinaigrette as they don’t have as lots of man-made ingredients as are found in stores.

Spinach Pear Salad

First you’ll need two cups of spinach (torn into bite sized pieces if the leaves are large.)

You’ll also need half of a pear

Remove the core,

and chop into pieces. add the pear to the salad.

You can either top with a store gotten dressing, or make a Raspberry, Pomegranate Vinaigrette.

Combine 1 Tbsp Olive Oil, 1/2 tsp pomegranate vinegar, 1/2 tsp raspberry vinegar,

If you don’t have raspberry or pomegranate vinegar, you can use cider vinegar or red white wine vinegar.

also add 1/2 tsp lime juice and 1 tsp honey.

Misture bem.

Drizzle vinaigrette over salad. (I only used about 1 tablespoon.)

You can also add 1 oz walnuts and 1/8 cup cranberries to mix things up a bit. If you want to add some cheese (cheese happens to be a staple in my house) I would suggest Gorgonzola or Feta.


About This Author

Crystal (Crystal’s relaxing Kitchen) is a mommy to an active 2 year old son. considering that becoming a mommy she has learned just how hard it can be to get a toddler to eat healthy. She has always loved to cook and believes that while eating healthy your taste buds must not suffer and neither must your bank account. Crystal is a firm believer in the family Table and loves to sit down to dinner with her husband and kid as often as their schedules permit.

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Growing up in a rural area in Utah she learned to love comfort food, but now realizes that a lot of comfort foods can be made healthier. during her childhood she feels that vegetables were nearly an afterthought to preparing meals and wants to have them take a a lot more central role on the table.

She and her family have moved 6 times in the last 5 years, lived in two different states and will be moving again once her husband finishes his Masters Degree. She can understand the varying situations of home cooks as she has lived in apartments with small stoves/ovens, no counter space, hardly any cabinets as well as lived in areas where it is impossible to find some ingredients in local stores.

Crystal also blogs at Crystal’s relaxing Kitchen

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