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

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


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.

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