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Asian Pear Salad with Spinach & Marinated Onions

This Asian Pear Salad with Spinach & Marinated Onions is full of fresh, clean ingredients and is great for a fall side dish.

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Asian Pear Salad with Spinach & Marinated Onions

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinate30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 341kcal


  • 1 cup (115 g) red onion, thinly sliced
  • cup (80 mL) rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) fine sea salt
  • cup (43 g) pine nuts
  • 6 cups (180 g) baby spinach
  • 1 Asian pear , cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces (57 g) blue cheese, crumbled
  • cup (80 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.6 g) freshly ground black pepper


  • Combine the onion, rice vinegar, and sea salt together in a small mixing bowl. Allow the onions to marinate at room temperature for 20-30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, heat a small, dry skillet over medium heat and add the pine nuts. Toast, stirring often, until they are fragrant and golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Divide the spinach and pears between four plates. Add the onions, reserving the vinegar. Top the salads with the blue cheese and toasted pine nuts.
  • Whisk the olive oil together with the reserved vinegar and black pepper. Spoon the dressing over the salads to taste.


Nutrition Facts
Asian Pear Salad with Spinach & Marinated Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 527mg22%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4344IU87%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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