Spinach Pear Salad with Maple-Cinnamon Vinaigrette


  • 6 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt


      Place all salad ingredients except the pears in a large bowl and set aside.  
      Whisk the dressing ingredients in a bowl.  
      Pour over the salad and toss gently.  
      Place the salad on individual plates (or in a large serving bowl) and top with the sliced pears.  
      Salad will keep for 1 day.