nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving :

  • Calories: 85
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg
  • Sodium: 67 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Wilted Spinach Salad with Asian Pears, Blue Cheese, and Pecans

Wilted Spinach Salad with Asian Pears, Blue Cheese, and Pecans

Serves 8

30 minutes or fewer

Crisp Asian pears, tangy blue cheese, and bitter greens are the star ingredients in this wilted spinach salad.
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced (¼ cup)
  • 1½ Tbs. pear vinegar or unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 6 cups spinach leaves, trimmed
  • 1½ cups torn frisée, escarole, or radicchio
  • 1 Asian pear, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup toasted pecan pieces
  • 3 Tbs. crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil

1. Bring small pot of water to a boil. Add shallot, and blanch 20 seconds. Drain, and toss with vinegar in serving bowl. Add spinach, frisée, pear, pecans, and 2 Tbs. cheese; toss to combine.

2. Heat oil in small skillet until very hot. Pour over salad, and toss with tongs to wilt greens. Sprinkle remaining 1 Tbs. cheese over salad.

November/December 2010 p.52

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Jackie - 2012-12-07 14:55:39

This was delicious. Great lunch for week days. For those watching their weight, WW point plus = 10 pts and old points system = 2 points.

Valerie - 2011-11-06 10:47:31

Yummy. Subbed the pear for an apple (what we had), but next time I think I will use the pear.

Angelica Greco - 2011-03-31 18:34:54

Great salad! Super quick and tasted good. Little bit of pepper to finish it off!

Summer - 2011-03-27 01:01:53

I really enjoyed this recipe! I think it's great for a light weeknight meal or a lunch. It was super quick to throw together and had a lot of great flavor.

Caiti - 2011-03-22 22:33:18

Super yummy. Another great recipe from VT. I love this magazine/website. I share it all of the time.

Diane - 2011-11-16 10:37:14