Asian Pear Spinach Salad with Maple Pecans and Ginger Vinaigrette

Asian Pear Spinach Salad with Maple Pecans and Ginger Vinaigrette

Serves 8-10

Salad Ingredients

Vinaigrette Ingredients

Maple Pecan Ingredients

Vinaigrette Instructions

  1. Blend, whisk or shake until smooth and emulsified.

Maple Pecan Instructions

  1. Spread nuts out in a cast iron skillet
  2. Toast Nuts until light brown on Medium heat
  3. Add ¼ cup Maple Syrup once the nuts have browned and stir trying to coat each nut with some syrup.
  4. Quickly salt the nuts while they are caramelizing and you are stirring.

The syrup will bubble in the hot pan and stick to the nuts as they caramelize. Do not let them burn – this entire process takes less than a minute.

Salad Instructions

  1. Prepare vinaigrette
  2. Prepare produce. Wash and dry greens and thinly slice Asian pear by cutting in half to get a flat surface and then cut into slivers.
  3. Assemble salad. Just before serving, toss Spinach with vinaigrette. Assemble salad on individual plates if composing and arrange Pears in a flower shape in center of the greens and sprinkle with the Maple Pecans. If buffet style assemble and toss salad and pecans. Lay Asian pears in flower shapes on the top of the salad bowl or large serving platter.