Spinach Pear Salad with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and pear vinaigrette (TNT)

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Spinach Pear Salad with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and pear vinaigrette (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:21 am

This is a great salad!! I used Feta cheese instead of Gorgonzola...just because I had some feta and I prefer it. I am still using the vinaigrette on my spinach wraps that I have for lunch every day!

Spinach-Pear Salad With Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Pear Vinaigrette
By Recipe Junkie on July 06, 2006
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4-6
3/4 cup walnut halves, toasted ( about 3 ounces)
1 (15 ounce) cans s&w california sun pears in light syrup, drained, reserving 1/4 of the syrup
2 teaspoons honey mustard or 2 teaspoons mustard, sweetened with honey to taste
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 cups baby spinach or 8 cups other tender salad greens
3/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola (about 3 ounces) or 3/4 cup other blue cheese ( about 3 ounces)
To make pear vinaigrette, combine reserved pear syrup, honey mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
Whisk in olive oil.
Just before serving, gently toss together the toasted walnuts, drained pears, pear vinaigrette, spinach and Gorgonzola.
Ginny Butterfield
Cranberry Twp, PA
Recipe source: Recipe Rampage yahoo group, submitted by Ginny Butterfield.


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