Arugula and Pear Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Arugula and Pear Salad with Maple VinaigretteRecipe
Photo: Sang An


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 185.47 mg
Calories 183.58
Caloriesfromfat 65 %
Carbohydrate 11.91 g
Cholesterol 15.95 mg
Fat 13.3 g
Fiber 1.96 g
Iron 0.88 mg
Protein 5.83 mg
Satfat 4.92 g
Sodium 410.06 mg


1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 cups arugula leaves
1 pear, unpeeled, thinly sliced
1/2 cup (3 ounces) blue cheese, crumbled


In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisking constantly, slowly add the oil; set aside.

Arrange the arugula on individual plates and top with the pear and cheese. Drizzle with the vinaigrette.

Tip: For a warm salad, heat the vinaigrette in a small saucepan over medium heat for 1 minute, and substitute spinach for the arugula.