Sunday, August 7, 2011

Spinach and Pear Salad

I'm a spinach salad addict, and this is a lovely twist on a classic spinach salad, with a little twist at the end. Got to love lime juice! Super simple, here's how it goes:

6 oz. baby spinach, rinsed and patted dry ($1.00)
1/4 head red leaf lettuce, rough chopped ($.22)
2 medium bosch pears, cored and sliced thin ($.50)
1/2 C. shredded carrot ($.30)
1/3 medium cucumber, cut into small cubes ($.12)
1/8 C. chopped walnuts ($.35)
1 tsp. lemon juice ($.05)
Ginger Lime Vinagrette

Toss baby spinach with carrots and red leaf lettuce, top with remaining ingredients except dressing.
Brush pears with lemon juice to help them keep their color.
Chill 15 minutes before serving. Drizzle with vinagrette right before serving.

Yields = 6 side salads or 3 entree salads
Cost: $2.54
Cost per serving: $.85 for entree or $.43 per side salad


  1. This sounds so good - wonder if it will work with peaches or nectarines? Those are in season now and look sooo yummy.