Spinach, Pear and Feta Salad


I invented this recipe the year our pear tree had too many pears. I serve it on very special occasions but can be made for everyday meals too.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 2 pears, cored and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup diet lemon-lime soda

  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts

  • ½ cup raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing


  1. Place the pears in a bowl with the lemon-lime soda. Set aside; this will keep them from turning brown.

  2. Place the baby spinach in a serving bowl, and add the shallot, feta cheese and pine nuts. Drain the pears, and discard the soda. Add pears to the salad, and toss to blend. Serve with raspberry vinaigrette dressing.


To toast pine nuts, place them in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until browned and fragrant, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
16g Fat
34g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 820mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.