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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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


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.