Spinach Salad with Pears and Blue Cheese

This elegant spinach salad contains endive in addition to the baby spinach, pears, blue cheese and toasted walnuts, and is a great salad for entertaining. 
8 Servings

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1 cup walnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 (5 oz.) bag baby spinach
2 endives (8 oz.), leaves separated
1 pear, cored and sliced
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts on a lined baking sheet and toast until fragrant, 7 minutes, shaking once. Let cool.

Whisk lemon juice, mustard, honey and oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Place spinach, endives and pear in a large serving bowl and drizzle with dressing. Toss to coat. Sprinkle salad with nuts and cheese, or serve with nuts and cheese on the side. Serve immediately.

Created date

September 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 213
Fat 19 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Sodium 288 mg