This cheery spinach salad is perfect for chasing the winter blues away…with leafy green spinach!
Makes enough for 1-2
Ingredients for Winter Spinach Salad
- 1 ripe, but firm pear, peeled, cored, and sliced into wedges
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup blue cheese
- 1 small handful almonds
- Dijon Vinaigrette
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- olive oil, for drizzling
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl toss the pears with a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and roast until pears are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Meanwhile, spread the blue cheese evenly on the bread. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted about 8 minutes.
In a large bowl, toss the spinach with the cooled pears, almonds, and vinaigrette. Serve the salad immediately along side the blue cheese toasts.