Summer Pear & Walnut Salad

30 Minute MealsVegetarianLow CarbGluten Free

So excited that warm weather has come to stay in Texas! 🙂 It has been 80º the past couple of days and I’m loving it! Even as I write this I’m sitting outside in my backyard with my lap top looking at my newly planted flowers and herbs… ahhh. For all of you out there who are grimacing at me while you’re reading this because you still have snow, I’m sorry. I have experienced both worlds, and lived in the “tundra” aka Wisconsin for 22 years so I can definitely empathize with you. However, I got smart and moved. hehe. 🙂

Ok, so the reason I was telling you about the weather was to set the stage. I don’t know about you but whenever spring/summer time start to come I always want either something grilled or a cool and refreshing salad. Well folks, today it is that cool refreshing salad. Here is a Summer Pear & Walnut Salad to get you in the summertime spirit.

To get started dice 2 pears into small pieces.

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Wash 10 oz. fresh baby spinach and place in a bowl along with the diced pears.

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Then add 1/2 cup craisins and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

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Lastly, add 1/2 cup of crumbled feta. And  your favorite raspberry vinaigrette.

fetacheese

Bon Appetite! 🙂

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Summer Pear & Walnut Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Salad, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 10oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 2 pears, diced
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • raspberry vinaigrette (your favorite brand)

Instructions

  1. Dice 2 pears into small pieces.
  2. Wash baby spinach and place in a bowl along with diced pears.
  3. Add craisins, chopped walnuts and crumbled feta.
  4. Top with your favorite raspberry vinaigrette.

 

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9 Responses
  1. Well, Krista…a little jealous of the weather situation you have over there…we have ice and snow AND wind! (But of course, I’m up by all the ski resorts.) You make the most amazing salads that are very simple and easy to make! Now I have something to make for the family when they all come over on Sunday!

    1. Yeah, you’ll have to let me know what you think. I love the simple stuff! Nice on the snow and ice, been there done that. At least you have the ski resorts! When I lived in that we had flatland so you’re basically stuck at the house, doing nothing. Sucked. 🙁 Are you in Colorado?

  2. I love this salad, thanks for sharing. I’m pinning it now.

    When I lived in Northern California, Lake County, there were pear and walnut orchard all around and I ate a similar salad my first week there. So yummy. Brings back great memories.

    1. AHH!! So jealous. I wish I lived in Northern Cali, it is beautiful there, you were one lucky girl. Especially to have all that fresh produce at your finger tips. Thanks for stopping by Natosha! 🙂

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