Orange-Pear Spinach Salad

Remember this fruit and spinach toss during the winter months when pears and oranges are plentiful but other fruits are hard to come by.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Start to Finish: 15 mins
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Orange-Pear Spinach Salad
Ingredients
2
medium red or yellow pears, such as Bartlett
 
Lemon juice
4
cups fresh spinach leaves
4
cups leaf lettuce
3
oranges, peeled, halved, and sectioned
1
recipe Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Directions
  1. Slice pears; brush cut edges with lemon juice. On a serving platter arrange spinach and lettuce. Top with orange and pear slices.
  2. Before serving, add dressing; toss to coat. Makes 8 to 10 side-dish servings.
From the Test Kitchen

Up to 4 hours ahead, prepare salad but do not add dressing. Cover and chill. Serve as above.

Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette
Ingredients
1/4
cup olive oil
1/4
cup balsamic vinegar
1
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon snipped fresh basil (or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried basil)
1
teaspoon snipped fresh thyme (or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
1/2
teaspoon snipped fresh marjoram (or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram)
Directions
  1. In a screw-top jar combine olive oil; balsamic or wine vinegar; sugar, if desired; fresh basil or dried basil, crushed; fresh thyme or dried thyme, crushed; fresh marjoram or dried marjoram, crushed. Cover the jar and shake well to mix.
  2. Chill the dressing until serving time or up to 1 week. Makes about 1/2 cup vinaigrette.
Nutrition Facts (Orange-Pear Spinach Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 112 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 26 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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