Monday, December 17, 2012

Spinach Salad with Pears

We totally enjoy Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad, so fresh Spinach is on my weekly grocery list.  It's a great change from tossed salads during the colder months - when our grocery stores in the northeast do not always offer tantalizing fresh produce.

Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad
needs a drizzle of Balsamic Vinaigrette
(File Photo)
The other day no containers of Mandarin Oranges were to be found in my pantry.  That was a surprise!  However, a Del Monte 4 pack of Diced Pears in Light Syrup was waiting in the wings!  Why not try it?  Try it we did!  An individual serving of fragrant Diced Pears was opened to prep the two dinner salads.  Pears over Baby Spinach Leaves with a bit of Feta Cheese and a drizzle of  Balsamic Vinaigrette.  YuM!  This is another delicious salad!  Did I mention easy?

What can be easier than snapping off the long stems from the fresh Spinach leaves and placing them in a salad bowl? Add a few Diced Pears and top with a bit of Feta Cheese.  Drizzle on the desired amount of Balsamic Vinaigrette.  That's what I call easy!

*Yes, I do snap off the long Spinach stems.  Sometimes even with Baby Spinach Leaves, the stems can be a bit tough to chew.  Not good.

My local grocery store, Big Y, is offering a special on these individual serving 4-packs of Del Monte Diced Pears.  I'll be sure to check that out, again!

Chunks of fresh, ripened Pears would also be delicious in this salad!



Rita said...

Great idea;love spinach salad; has to be great with pears.

JG said...

Rita- It is dElIcIoUs!

Purchasing the Del Monte 4-packs of Pears again yesterday, I noticed the Pears were grown & packed in the U.S.A.