winter baby spinach salad

The date syrup, pear and walnuts enrich this simple,sweet salad.

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serves 2

INgredients

2 cups baby spinach

1 bosc pear

1 Tablespoon “silan” (date syrup)

2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

4 Tablespoons EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

pinch sea salt

2 Tablespoons walnuts, dry roasted

black pepper (optional)

Process  Wash the spinach well and cut any long stems.

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Dry the spinach in a salad spinner and place in small individual bowls.

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Slice the pear in half, lengthwise. Cut thin crescent shapes by placing the pear on its flat side and slicing it, as shown.

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Cut the crescents in half. Arrange the pear slices around the spinach, creating a bed.

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Top with walnuts. Make the dressing: place the silan and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl;

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whisk them together.

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Add the olive oil

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and whisk.  Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.

©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2013