Fresh pears, walnuts and spinach tossed with a citrusy, pear dressing. Sweet ripe pears, crunchy walnuts and fresh spinach are drizzled with a light pear and citrus vinaigrette.
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Pears with Walnut and Spinach with Citrusy Dressing
Calories230 Per Serving
Protein4g Per Serving
Fiber5g Per Serving
|Total Fat||17.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||20. g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||10.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||4.0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||18 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g|
1 fruit, 1 fat
Citrusy Dressing Ingredients
1 very ripe or overripe USA Anjou or Bartlett Pear, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup fresh mandarin orange juice
1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons grated, fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, or olive oil
1 5 ounce bag of baby spinach
1 large, perfectly ripe USA Green Anjou Pear
1/3 cup walnut pieces, divided
To make the dressing: Combine the pear, vinegar, ginger, salt, and pepper in a blender and process until smooth. Add the sesame oil and blend to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Use immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 week.
In a large bowl, place baby spinach. Add thinly sliced pears, mandarins, ¼ cup of walnuts with 4 tablespoons of the dressing, and toss to coat. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper, as needed.
To plate, serve to small plates and sprinkle remaining walnuts on top.