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Arugula and Pear Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Real Simple DECEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 185.47mg
  • Calories: 183.58
  • Calories from fat: 65%
  • Carbohydrate: 11.91g
  • Cholesterol: 15.95mg
  • Fat: 13.3g
  • Fiber: 1.96g
  • Iron: 0.88mg
  • Protein: 5.83mg
  • Saturated fat: 4.92g
  • Sodium: 410.06mg

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Arugula and Pear Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Recipe