Spinach Pear Salad with Maple-Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Spinach Pear Salad with Maple-Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Makes 4 to 6 servings Prep time: 15 minutes This is a quick and simple salad that tastes wonderfully gourmet.  

Salad

6 cups baby spinach, packed 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup cranberries or raisins 1 small shallot, sliced thinly 2 pears, sliced thinly   Place all ingredients except pears in a large bowl and set aside.  

Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt   Whisk all ingredients in a bowl. Pour over salad and toss gently. Place salad on individual plates and top with sliced pears. Health note: Popeye’s favorite food truly is a superfood. It’s loaded with minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients that offer countless health benefits such as protecting the heart, the gastrointestinal system, prostate, eyes, and helps brain function and it’s  a great source of calcium for people who don’t want to drink milk. Copyright Quarry Books 2011 | Recipe provided by Raw Judita – rawjudita.com For more raw food recipes, Click Here   Judita is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Raw Food Chef and Nutrition Educator from the Living Light Culinary Institute. Before becoming passionate about holistic health she was a successful commercial actress and model as well as a singer/songwriter/rocker. If you're a video game enthusiast you might know her as Judy Nails from the Guitar Hero video game series. For the past 4 years she has given lectures, taught classes and counseled clients around the country to help them become slimmer, more energetic, radiant and vibrant. She loves helping people reach their health goals in a way that is doable and delicious.     http://www.facebook.com/sunwarrior?ref=tn_tnmn / /healthhub/      

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