Spinach & Pear Salad with Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette

2 bunchesFresh spinach, tough stems discarded
2Ripe Bartlett pears (or apples, or a combination)
1 cupChopped walnuts
½ cupBlue cheese, crumbled
3 TablespoonsFinely chopped shallots
1 cloveGarlic, finely chopped
½ cupOlive oil
½ cupBellindora Balsamic Apple Vinegar
½ teaspoonSalt
¼ teaspoonFreshly ground pepper

 

Rinse the spinach and dry. Peel and core the fruit; cut into thin wedges.

Saut the shallots and garlic in a skillet. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring, until they begin to brown slightly. Transfer to a bowl and add the oil, balsamic apple vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk until thoroughly combined.

In a large bowl, toss the spinach, pears, cheese and walnuts. Add the dressing a little at a time, tossing gently, until all the ingredients are evenly coated. Garnish with blueberries, if desired. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.


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