Asian Pear and Spinach Salad

Pears are a good source of the B-complex vitamins and also contain vitamin C and small amounts of phosphorus and iodine. This recipe is basically a spinach salad with the sweetness of the pears added. It is enough for 5 people if it is used as a side dish.
servings: 5
ingredients

1/2 cup of bacon

2 T Sherry or red wine vinegar

1 t Dijon mustard

1 t minced thyme

1/4 cup olive oil

About 8 oz spinach, washed

2 or 3 Asian Pears, thinly sliced

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

instructions

Cook the bacon until crisp. Drain on a paper towel and set aside.  To make the salad dressing, pour the bacon drippings into a bowl.  Add the vinegar, mustard and thyme; whisk to blend.  Add the oil; whisk to blend.  Season with salt and pepper.

Combine the spinach, pears, red onion and bacon in your salad bowl.  Toss with the dressing.

meal or course
salad
recipe type
entertaining