Nell’’s Superb Spinach, Pear, and Dried Cherry Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

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Nell Waldrop

By
@marnelwal

My Family's Favorite Salad

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min

Ingredients

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  • 2
    ripe pears, peeled and sliced thinly (peeled is how my family likes it; if yours doesn’t mind, the peeling is fine)
  • 1 pkg
    spinach, washed and de-stemmed
  • 1/3 c
    dried cherries (dried cranberries are a good substitute)
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, roasted and chopped
  • 1/2 c
    freshly squeezed citrus juice (1 lemon and 1-2 oranges)
  • 3/4 c
    good olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp
    local honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz
    crumbled goat cheese (optional) i serve this onthe side so those who don't want the cheese don't have to eat it.

How to Make Nell’’s Superb Spinach, Pear, and Dried Cherry Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the citrus juice, olive oil, honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Taste dressing and correct to taste.

    Pour half of dressing over pears in bottom of salad bowl. Add spinach and cherries, but DO NOT STIR until ready to serve. Refrigerate. When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator, stir thoroughly, add pecans and serve.

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