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

Crisp Asian pears, tangy blue cheese, and bitter greens are the star ingredients in this wilted spinach salad.

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Crisp Asian pears, tangy blue cheese, and bitter greens are the star ingredients in this wilted spinach salad.

Servings
8

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 11/2 Tbs. pear vinegar or unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 6 cups spinach leaves, trimmed
  • 11/2 cups torn frisee, escarole, or radicchio
  • 1 Asian pear, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecan pieces
  • 3 Tbs. crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil

Preparation

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.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 85
  • Carbohydrate Content 4 g
  • Cholesterol Content 3 mg
  • Fat Content 7 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 67 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g