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Spinach Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese & Candied Pecans

This sweet and savory combo is as flavorful as it is colorful. Goldies raw onions add to the delicious crunch without fear of onion breath.


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Prep:
20m

Total:
30m

Yield:
6 to 8 servings

Course: Side
Cuisine: American


Ingredients

For the vinaigrette

  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp grated Goldies yellow onion
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

For the salad

  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 2 firm, ripe pears, any variety, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 Goldies onion (about 3 oz), slivered
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup purchased candied pecans or walnuts

Directions

1. In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, syrup, grated onion, Dijon, salt and pepper. Drizzle in oil, whisking constantly, until emulsified. Set vinaigrette aside.

2. In large salad bowl or on a serving platter, toss spinach, sliced pears, blue cheese, slivered onion, dried cranberries and candied nuts.

3. Drizzle some vinaigrette over salad and gently toss to coat. If desired, add more vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Notes:

A combo of red and green pears makes a colorful presentation. For the grated onion, simply grate an onion half on the small holes of a cheese grater. Measure 1 tablespoon onion pulp and juice. Use the remaining onion half and in the salad. Refrigerate leftovers.


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Why Goldies?

Goldies are a breakthrough — a premium yellow onion unlike any other. They're full of everything you love about onions, minus everything you don't!

  • All the fresh, crisp taste
  • All the mildly sweet flavor
  • All kinds of ways to enjoy — raw or cooked
  • All the nutrition — packed with antioxidants and vitamins
  • Non-GMO
Slicing Onions
  • No tears when cutting and chopping
  • No onion breath
  • No bite or burn like other onions
  • No smelly fingers

I love, love, love that there were no tears cutting it

Rachel C.

Atlanta, GA

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