Spinach Salad
Berry Pear Spinach Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

A light, yet filling, spinach salad with red onions, blueberries, pistachios, feta, pear, homemade croutons - all topped with a honey lemon vinaigrette. 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: morganicmind
Ingredients
Salad
  • 10 cups Spinach
  • 1 small Red Onion sliced
  • 3/4 cup Pistachios
  • 2 Bartlett Pears sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries or strawberries
  • 3/4 cup Feta or cheese of your choice
Croutons
  • 1 Whole Grain Loaf
  • 3 Tbsp Butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Dash Cinnamon
Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Juice 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Feta Cheese
Instructions
Dressing
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processes and pulse until smooth.
Croutons
  1. Rip apart the bread into crouton shapes (make sure these pieces aren't too large).
  2. Mix the butter, vanilla extract, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Pour the mixture over the croutons and mix until evenly coated.
  4. Bake in the oven until golden (about 25 minutes).
Salad
  1. Place the spinach in a large salad bowl.
  2. Top with onion, pear, craisens/strawberries, pecans, and cheese.
  3. Cover and place in fridge to chill.
  4. Remove from fridge, add croutons and pour the dressing over the salad. Toss until the spinach and ingredients are evenly coated. Serve immediately (to avoid wilted spinach).