Pear and Spinach Salad

This is a simple and beautiful salad to serve on its own or add to a brunch menu.  It is a seasonal salad as you must have ripe, juicy pears to make it delectable.  I look for greenish to yellow pears or Anjou that are firm and will ripen within a few days.  You can always speed up the ripening by putting the pears in a paper brown bag – make sure to check them daily so you use them when they are ready.  

Spinach-Pear Salad

Pear & Spinach Salad:
1 bunch of fresh spinach
1 juicy ripe pear
1 stalk celery, sliced
a handful of pecans
1 Tbsp of red onion, chopped

Make a simple dressing:

2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar
1 Tsp of Dijon mustard
Splash of balsamic vinegar
Drizzle over salad ingredients and serve.

Optional: Add a handful of fresh blueberries or raspberries for color as they pair well with the pears.  You could also sprinkle Grahm Marsala on the pears for a little umami flavoring.

The recipe is from my book, Guide to Super Raw Foods.

Recipe makes two servings.

I hope you will enjoy this lovely salad when pears are in season.  It is my go to when these sweet fruits start showing up in late summer to early fall.


Raw Recipes, Salads

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