Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Toss together chopped pear and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add apricots and next 5 ingredients, tossing well. Chill 1 hour or overnight.

Step 2

Arrange spinach on individual plates; top evenly with pear mixture, and sprinkle with walnuts and cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

Kristie8131's Review

March 08, 2014
Ok, but not great.

kaylyncobb's Review

December 29, 2011
This is a delicious salad! Basically made to recipe with the exception of using a bit more spinach than called for to make it go further. In the picture, it appears they may have coarsly chopped the spinach. The recipe did not specify, so I just used whole baby spinach. Next time I will probably coarsly chop the spinach so all the wonderful flavors from the marinated fruit will blend a bit more with the spinach. It was a huge hit at Christmas dinner. Would also make an excellent main dish salad with a little added proscuitto.

busymomoboys's Review

November 25, 2010
This is a slightly conditional 5 stars. First, I used the following dressing: Whisk together...2/3 c canola oil...1/3 c cider vinegar..2 green onions finely diced...3 T brown sugar...1 heaping T Dijon must...1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes...1/4 t salt. I couldn't find decent red pears so I used fuji apples. I used crumbeld goat cheese instead of the saltier blue/gorgonzola and I reduced the dried fruit to a 1/2 cup. I happened to have glazed walnuts at home, so I used those. All that said, it was a HUGE hit at Thanksgiving and I intend to have an encore at Christmas dinner. If not before. ;) YUM!