Inspired by Stonewall Kitchen Winter Celebrations
Winter Spinach Salad
1 ripe, but firm pear, peeled, cored, and sliced into wedges
Olive oil, for drizzling
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 slices sourdough bread
1/4 cup blue cheese
2 cups fresh spinach
1 small handful almonds
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl toss the pears with a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and roast until pears are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
- Meanwhile, spread the blue cheese evenly on the bread. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted about 8 minutes.
- In a large bowl, toss the spinach with the cooled pears, almonds, and vinaigrette. Serve the salad immediately along side the blue cheese toasts.