Recipe Box, Spiralized Pear Salad

This is a great salad to take a break from all the heavy holiday food

 

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it will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed

 

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And it’s not really a recipe as it is a suggestion for you to put your own spin on {forgive the pun}

I bought this spiralizer several years ago, it’s so much fun and easy to use, and it makes lots more things than just zoodles…

 

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I loved the texture these spiralized pears added to a simple salad to elevate it into something a little special and different

 

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There are several really good chopped salad varieties available now, and I love to grab a bag and mix in some fresh greens of my own

I didn’t want to mix the pears in with the Asian flavors, so I stored the seasonings and dressing for a different salad later and  borrowed just part of the chopped greens and added my own torn fresh romaine and spinach

 

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Pears and bleu cheese go together like bread and butter,  so in went some goronzola crumbles, and some prepared salad toppers, Raspberry Cranberry Walnut Frisco

 

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I did peel my pear because the skin had some dark spots  was not very pretty,  but leave the skin on if you prefer

 

 

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The spiralizer made quick work of a ripe pear

 

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Put the pear on top of the other ingredients in the bowl and seal it tightly with plastic wrap, and you can put it in the refrigerator until later

 

 

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Dress the salad with a light vinaigrette and toss, right before serving

 

 

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I used my go to favorite Mustard & Maple dressing,  it goes with everything

 

Spiralized Pear Salad

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 ripe pear

1/2 bag chopped salad, such as Asian, Kale, or any mix you like

fresh spinach leaves

1 small head romaine, washed and torn into small pieces

2 oz bleu cheese crumbles

pecans, walnuts, dried cranberries, or favorite salad toppings

Mustard & Maple Vinaigrette, or any light vinaigrette

Put salad greens in large bowl and top with bleu cheese and any other salad toppings desired.  Spiralize pear or cut into match stick like pieces.  Place pear on top of everything else, seal tightly with saran and refrigerate until serving time.  Toss with dressing just before serving.

Mustard & Maple Vinaigrette

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp white wine vinegar

1 T real maple syrup

1 T Dijon mustard

salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a jar and shake well to mix.  Refrigerate leftovers.  Bring to room temperature and shake when using again.

 

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Pear Raspberry Vinaigrette would be a great dressing for this salad also

 

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for another printable version of Spiralized Pear Salad click here

Enjoy!

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12 Responses to “Recipe Box, Spiralized Pear Salad”
  1. So now I’m wondering if I need to upgrade from my little hand-held spiralizer… “Oh Santa”…:@)

  2. That looks good! I added the spiralizer to my Amazon wishlist!

  3. I love your spin on it! Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Looks delicious – I have contemplated buying a spiralizer, and now I think you have convinced me!

  5. Jenna, I need a spiralizer! This looks like a perfect salad, I can taste the sweet pears and your amazing mustard and maple vinaigrette!

  6. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I have a spiralizer that’s so old, it’s called an “apple corer!” I’m on a big spaghetti squash kick, so I’ve got to get on the spiralizing band wagon with these other things. Love the idea of the pear in a salad. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Shanley Belle has been wanting to buy a spiralizer to make zucchini pasta, but we still don’t have one. I love anything pear! I would buy one just to try this recipe.

  8. Jodi says:

    Look at you! Creative genius! 🙂

  9. Mary says:

    We love all those flavors in your salad Jenna! I love the idea of spiralizing a pear! I made a slaw with apple in it last week and now I wish I had thought of using the spiralizer! How much quicker and prettier it would have been 🙂

  10. Helen Adams says:

    What a great salad Jenna, and what a great idea to use your Spiralizer for the pears! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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