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Spinach, Pear and Pomegranate Salad

A favorite around the FARM, we borrowed this from William Sonoma years ago, and never looked back.


- 1/3 cup walnut pieces

- 3 Tbs. cider vinegar

- 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

- 1 Tbs. honey

- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard

- 1/4 tsp. salt

- 1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper

- 8 oz. baby spinach

- 2 ripe pears, such as Bartlett, cored and sliced

- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese


Preheat an oven to 350°F. Spread the walnuts out on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until lightly browned and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Immediately pour onto a plate to cool. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, honey, mustard, salt and pepper to make a dressing.

Add the spinach, pears, pomegranate seeds and walnuts to the bowl and toss gently to mix and coat well. Divide the salad among 4 plates or bowls and top each with about 1 Tbs. blue cheese. Serve immediately. Serves 4.