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Spinach Salad with Pear and Bleu Cheese

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | July 17th, 2008 | Recipes, Salads
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Monday night is our late dinner night.  With a weekly work phone call for my fiance that lasts until 6:30 and then the drive home, dinner for the adults isn’t before 7:30.  So, the kids get some sort of exciting kid dinner, such as hot dogs or chicken nuggets, and we get a fun adult dinner.  This plan makes all parties happy.

With it being summer, I enjoy making lighter meals.  For our grown-ups only meal, I also try and use as many non-kid friendly ingredients as possible.  We can enjoy a more adventurous meal without seeing little noses crinkle.

As we had leftover Champagne Vinaigrette, I wanted to make a salad that would work with this dressing.  Spinach salad is not popular with the youngsters, so that seemed to be the perfect base for our meal.  Add a a few ingredients, serve it with some multi-grain pita bread and dipping oil, and we had the makings of a delicious dinner for two.

Spinach Salad with Pear and Bleu Cheese


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Ingredients
  1. 6 oz. bag baby spinach
  2. 1 bosc pear
  3. 2 oz. bleu cheese
  4. 1/4 cup pecan halves
  5. Champagne Vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Rinse spinach and drain well.
  2. Core pear, and dice into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Divide spinach into 2 large salad bowls.
  4. Sprinkle pear, bleu cheese, and pecans atop spinach.
  5. Serve with vinaigrette.
Notes
  1. *For a more filling salad, grilled chicken can be added.
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