Remember those candied nuts I made earlier this week? They are a wonderful addition to this Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad. This salad is a perfect fall salad, use fresh spinach you may still have growing in your garden.


1 head of spinach or about 10 oz of fresh salad greens
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1-2 pears, thinly sliced
½ cup blue cheese, crumbled
½ cup candied pecans or walnuts (see Tuesday’s blog for the recipe!)
1 avocado, cubed (optional)
¼ cup dried cranberries (optional)


¼ cup maple syrup
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
⅓ cup mayonnaise
¾ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground pepper


Layer the greens, onion, pears, blue chees and, pecans.

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Layer the sliced pears on the lettuce.

Add avocado or dried cranberries as desired. Blend the dressing ingredients together in a blender. Pour over the salad just before serving. Enjoy!

Pear Salad with Candied Pecans

Pear Salad with Candied Pecans

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