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Spinach, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Spinach, pear and blue cheese salad with candied pecans.

Perfect dinner salad – Spinach, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad!

Spinach, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Fall is in full swing here. The temperatures have dropped. The leaves are changing and pumpkins are everywhere you look. I’m all ready to dive into pasta dishes and soups. However, I still want a salad. The spinach, pear and blue cheese salad is a great fall salad.Cutting up a fresh pear to be used in a spinach salad.

This is as simple as simple can be…just fresh baby spinach, a quick homemade blue cheese dressing, sliced pears and a few candied pecans!

Spinach, pear and blue cheese salad with candied pecans.

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5 from 2 votes
Spinach, pear and blue cheese salad with candied pecans.
Spinach, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Fresh spinach salad with pears and blue cheese.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Salad, Spinach Salad, Spinach Salad Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 5 Tablespoons blue cheese
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 whole fresh pear sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup candied pecans
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine cream and 2 Tablespoons blue cheese. Mash blue cheese into cream. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 cup spinach on 4 plates.
  3. Drizzle with blue cheese mixture.
  4. Divide pear slices between each plate.
  5. Sprinkle remaining blue cheese over salads.
  6. Sprinkle candied pecans on salads.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 177mg 7%
Potassium 189mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 60.9%
Vitamin C 10.2%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Miriam - londonkitchendiaries.com
    October 20, 2016 at 6:20 am

    What a beautiful taste combination and so perfect for fall. Love apples paired with blue cheese! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Blue cheese tastes so yummy with so many fruits!

  • Reply
    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    October 12, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Simple is the best sometimes! I love this fall salad 🙂

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    [email protected]
    October 11, 2016 at 11:26 am

    this simple salad sounds just about perfect for lunch!

  • Reply
    Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    October 11, 2016 at 9:51 am


    Angels are singing right now, pears and blue cheese are heaven together! This salad is wonderful and perfect now that pear season is here. Delicious! Take care.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 11, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks! They are perfect together 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda
    October 11, 2016 at 8:40 am

    This is salad perfection. There is no better combination than pears and blue cheese!

  • Reply
    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    October 11, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Love Fall and all the colours of the leaves and the cooler temps. I also love a good salad and the ingredients in this one are totally calling my name! We just picked up a yummy creamy blue cheese and this salad would be a perfect way to use some of it 🙂 Can’t wait to try!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    October 11, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Wonderful looking delicious and healthy salad, Kathy. I generally avoid blue cheese, but after looking at this recipe, I won’t mind to eat it. Love how simple it is.

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