Spinach Salad with Pears and Pecans

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Spinach Salad with Pears and Pecans

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(Photo credit – A Couple Cooks)

This is one salad that everyone loves. I often choose this one to serve for a dinner party or to bring to someone’s home when I am invited as a guest. Feel free to vary the nut or fruit that you use to round out this salad.

  • 1 firm pear, cored and sliced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 4 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 T raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 pound of spinach leaves
  • 1 cup of chopped parsley and cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Fresh black pepper
  1. Toss pear and green onions with sea salt, olive oil, vinegars, lemon juice, and honey or maple syrup.
  2. Allow to marinate for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add spinach leaves, chopped herbs, and pecans, and gently toss with salad servers.
  4. Season with additional salt and black pepper if necessary and enjoy.

Servings: 4 – 6