Spinach Salad With Pears, Cranberries and Red Onions Recipe

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  1. To make the dressing, in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Cover tightly and shake vigorously to blend. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Set aside.
  2. Place the onions in a medium bowl and cover with cold water. Let stand for 30 minutes. This crisps the onion and takes away the raw onion taste. Drain well and pat dry on paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl, toss the cranberries with 2 tablespoons of the dressing to soften them. Set aside for at least 20 minutes or until ready to serve the salad.
  4. To assemble the salad, place the spinach, onions, and pears in a large bowl. Give the remaining dressing a last-minute shake and pour over the salad. Toss to coat evenly. Arrange the salad in a large serving bowl or divide it evenly among 8 salad plates. Scatter the cranberries and hazelnuts over the top(s). Serve immediately.
  5. You can substitute unsalted cashews for the hazelnuts.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 334.86 Kcal (1402 kJ)
Calories from fat 249.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.76g 43%
Sodium 439.03mg 18%
Potassium 347.43mg 7%
Total Carbs 20.7g 7%
Sugars 6.82g 27%
Dietary Fiber 4.25g 17%
Protein 3.72g 7%
Vitamin C 15.3mg 26%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 67.7mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 206.56 Kcal (865 kJ)
Calories from fat 154.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.13g 43%
Sodium 270.81mg 18%
Potassium 214.31mg 7%
Total Carbs 12.77g 7%
Sugars 4.21g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2.62g 17%
Protein 2.29g 7%
Vitamin C 9.4mg 26%
Iron 1.2mg 11%
Calcium 41.7mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.2
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

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