Pear Spinach Salad with Vinaigrette Recipe

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Joann Modified: May 31, 2021
Pear Spinach Salad with Vinaigrette Recipe

How To Make Pear Spinach Salad with Vinaigrette

Serve a delicious Pear Spinach Salad with Cranberry-Orange Vinaigrette in this recipe! Make holidays better with this salad’s tart and tangy flavors.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



For Vinaigrette:

  • ½cupolive oil
  • cupfresh cranberries
  • 1tsporange zestdivided
  • 2tbsporange juicefresh
  • 1tbsphoney
  • 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 2tspDijon mustard
  • ½tspsalt

For Salad:

  • 5ozbaby spinach
  • 2bartlett pearssemi-firm but ripe, cored and sliced
  • ¾cuppomegranate arilsor ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾cuppecanschopped
  • cupgoat cheesecrumbled (optional)



  1. Add all of the vinaigrette ingredients to a food processor, starting with 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest, adding more to taste as you go.

  2. Pulse until the cranberries have been pureed into the dressing.

  3. Transfer to a jar, then cover and chill until ready to use.


  1. Layer salad ingredients into a bowl. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over the top.

  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Calories: 3330.82kcal
  • Fat: 327.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 62.42g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 206.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 45.28g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.58g
  • Fiber: 24.10g
  • Sugar: 43.70g
  • Protein: 46.78g
  • Cholesterol: 82.80mg
  • Sodium: 2041.16mg
  • Calcium: 381.77mg
  • Potassium: 1169.49mg
  • Iron: 8.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 636.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 45.91mg
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