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Spinach Salad with Pears and Blue Cheese

Yield 8 Servings
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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 213
  • fat 19 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • sodium 288 mg

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.