Spinach leaves and romaine are tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and topped with sliced strawberries, sliced pears, toasted black walnuts, and feta cheese.

Allie

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the walnuts in a small skillet over medium-high heat; toast the nuts while stirring constantly for 4 to 5 minutes; set aside to cool completely.

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  • Toss together the spinach and romaine lettuce in a large mixing bowl, and toss with 1/2 cup of balsamic vinaigrette. Arrange the strawberries, pears, feta cheese, and walnuts over the top of the salad. Dress the salad with another 3 tablespoons vinaigrette to serve.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; protein 13.3g 27% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 31.3g 48% DV; cholesterol 37.8mg 13% DV; sodium 1019mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2008
this was tasty! i made a few modifications based on the ingredients i had on hand: substituted grapes for strawberries pecans for walnuts and tomato-basil feta for regular feta. i also just used a bag of a 7 lettuce blend and used 1/2 raspberry vinagrette and 1/2 balsamic to fight off some of the tartness of the feta. great way to use some of the pears i had. delish! Read More
(26)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2008
this was tasty! i made a few modifications based on the ingredients i had on hand: substituted grapes for strawberries pecans for walnuts and tomato-basil feta for regular feta. i also just used a bag of a 7 lettuce blend and used 1/2 raspberry vinagrette and 1/2 balsamic to fight off some of the tartness of the feta. great way to use some of the pears i had. delish! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
Great combination of ingredients! Don't skip toasting the walnuts! I used "Honey Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette" from this site for the dressing. The only changes I made were to use all spinach (skipped the romaine) and canned pears. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2009
In the past I have had variations of this salad with bits of bacon and blue cheese added as well. I like the idea of adding pears - will definitely try soon - thank you for the recipe! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2009
This was very good. I served it with a grilled pork tenderloin and made a meal out of it. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2011
loved this! I made it exactly to recipe and it turned out wonderfully. It was such a hit! I did do a few things slightly different: I didn't use quite as much dressing (not even 1/2 cup total) and I used canned half pears in water. I served it with Rosemary Roasted Pork Tenderloin. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2008
very tasty! I love all the flavor combinations. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2010
This was a light tasty salad Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2011
this was amazing. the combination of the strawberries and the spinach was to die for!!!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2015
We really enjoyed this! I didn't use quite all of the feta cheese. If I anticipate leftovers next time I'll dress it at the table rather than put it in with the lettuce and spinach. The dressing wilted in and it was terrible the day after I made it. Delicious on the table and very pretty!! Definitely a keeper. Read More
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