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Winter Pear and Spinach Salad

What you need: 

4 cups spinach, torn

2 large Bosc pears, thinly sliced

2 tablespoon red onions, minced

6 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

6 tablespoons water

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

What you do: 

Place the spinach leaves on a large platter or individual salad plates. Arrange the pears on the spinach in a fan pattern. Sprinkle with the onions. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, water, oil, mustard and garlic. Drizzle over salad. 

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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Made this for Thanksgiving, and it was really pretty and festive with the pear slices fanned out. The dressing was good, too. I didn't have red onion, so I threw a few tomato slices on top of the spinach for color. This is a really simple salad, but a good one, and the presentation was beautiful.


Delicious!  I was unsure about putting red onion in a pear salad but it turned out to be lovely.  :)>>>


:) Hi all. I've taken this salad to 2 parties and am taking it again tonight to a raw vegan potluck. It's always a hit!! ;)b I just throw it together though. I don't take the time to do the presentation listed but like I said, people give me rave reviews!! I generally use white wine vinegar rather than balsamic and whatever pears I can find at the store. Tonight I used apple cider vinegar and honestly I think it's lost a bit of it's bite  ??? It's definitely still yummy though!! I love this recipe. Thanks tons for posting it!! 
:-* :)>>>

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