Spinach, Pear and Feta Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spinach, Pear and Feta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Spinach, Pear and Feta Salad

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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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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  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.
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Footnotes

  • 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 07, 2005

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. Nice presentation.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 19, 2010

Needs a lot more stuff. Found it very bland.

 
Mar 30, 2010

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 instead of pine nuts, and made my own lemon viniagrette instead of bottled dressing. Omitted soda completely. Great with romaine as well.

 
Aug 30, 2008

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

 
Jul 08, 2009

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 was excellent! I also prefer bleu cheese, but the feta was a nice change (Still gunna use bleu next time, as its a personal favorite). All in all, yummy!

 
Dec 29, 2006

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.

 
Jul 02, 2009

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 lemon juice, and it turned out great!

 
May 06, 2009

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. I used Diet Sprite and it was tasty.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 820 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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