Leo Gong
Makes 4 servings

Crisp pancetta and juicy pears make this salad special enough to be holiday-worthy. Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a small frying pan over medium-high heat, cook pancetta, stirring often, until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel to drain.

Step 2

Discard all but 1/2 tbsp. fat from pan. Add shallot and stir over medium-high heat until soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in oil, vinegar, mustard, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Put spinach and sliced pear in a large bowl and gently toss with dressing. Arrange salad on plates. Crumble goat cheese on top and sprinkle with pancetta.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

KaraCon's Review

November 06, 2010
We love this salad. It is easy to prepare and the dressing really makes it exceptional! We have had it alone as an entre and also with soup for an easy dinner.