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Spinach Salad with Candied Walnuts, Sliced Pears, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, and Champagne Vinaigrette

 

walnut and pears salad

This is a wonderful Spring Salad. Also very few ingredients, they all compliment each other so well. Simple is better for this Spring Salad…

Candied Walnuts:

1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a low boil mixing. This is  simple syrup.  In a bowl toss 1/4 cup of walnuts with simple syrup and bake at 300 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let Rest.

Salad:

baby spinach 4 cups

pears 2 sliced and placed in cold water with lemon juice for a few minutes, the acid will help keep the pears from turning

crumbles bleu cheese 1/4 cup

minced onions 1 teaspoon

Champagne Vinaigrette:

olive oil 1/2 cup

champagne vinegar 1/8 cup

dry mustard 1 teaspoon

fresh garlic bulb 1

tarragon 1/2 teaspoon

salt and pepper taste

onion powder 1/2 teaspoon

lemon juice 1 teaspoon

In a food processor add all the above ingredients and process for 30 seconds. There will be extra dressing left for other applications. Add Spinach and ingredients to the bowl and add dressing. Coat all the ingredients well and serve on two plates. Enjoy, Jason.

Published inAppetizersRecipesSpring Salads