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Spinach, Pear and Feta Salad

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 299
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • NOTE
  • 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; 15.6 33.8 10.1 28 820 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Not bad. Instead of soda, I just used a little lemon juice. Subbed toasted walnuts for the pine nuts. I tried the raspberry dressing and liked using a plain balsamic from Trader Joe's better. Ni...

Most helpful critical review

Needs a lot more stuff. Found it very bland.

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Not bad. Instead of soda, I just used a little lemon juice. Subbed toasted walnuts for the pine nuts. I tried the raspberry dressing and liked using a plain balsamic from Trader Joe's better. Ni...

Made it twice, once according to directions, once 'my way'. It was very nice as rated, but got more compliments on my version. Used goat cheese instead of feta, made spiced candied walnuts inst...

Delicious. Used canned pears, was good just the same. Simple, yummy, easy

Great salad! My advice if this is your first time is to follow the recipe and use "real" pears. I used canned pears and they were mushy. Didnt have pine nuts so I made candied pecans, which wa...

This was very good. I prepared the salads individually on salad plates and fanned the pears for a more elegant look. Everyone really enjoyed this salad.

I think this salad is PERFECT!! Very easy and quick to prepare, and just flat out excellent! :) I do agree though, that the soda could easily be omitted. I just sprinkled the pears with lemo...

I make this all the time now and not only do I love it, so does my boyfriend who is avidly anti-healthy food. It's easy. I made it without the soda and I admit it was slightly less good that way...

Needs a lot more stuff. Found it very bland.

great recipe. Used canned pears, they wont turn brown. Made individual salads with fanned pears and then sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. beautiful Christmas salad.