Pear Spinach Salad

Like I've mentioned before, eating is one of my absolute favorite things to do.  I feel a lot better about it when I'm eating fairly healthy and I love making easy things at home with my family.  I threw together a salad last week that I'm still thinking about, so I thought I'd share it with you:

I start out with the empty salad bowl & mixed in my family's oil & vinegar recipe for the dressing (Plain Olive Oil -Filippo Berio- and balsamic vinegar... More olive oil than vinegar.  Slice up onions (I used red this time) thinly & let sit in the dressing for a bit with a little salt & pepper.)

Once the onions had time to soak in the dressing (5 mins or so)  I tossed in:
~Baby Spinach Leaves (& a few leftover Boston Bibb leaves)
~Crushed Walnuts
~A Cut up Pear
~ Feta Cheese
~More Salt & Pepper

It was Heaven and so easy.

Now that the baby's a bit older, we're able to be a bit more organized about our meals again, which makes me so happy.  We've been making tentative weekly menus before grocery shopping & have been putting together some yummy meals.  There aren't many things I love more than making food at our big island and feeding my family.  (including feeding myself-- I'm no martyr ;) ;)

If I can get a tad more organized, I'll try to start sharing some of the recipes!  Have a great week!!
To check out some other easy recipes I've mentioned on the blog in the past, click here  (or under categories at the top, Click "Food")

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Anna said...

Love healthy and easy. I am definitely trying this. I have tried your garbanzo bean salad and it is a staple in our home. Love your blog and admire your design/decorating talent.

Have a wonderful day!

Kathysue said...

One of my favorite combinations, hazelnuts are really good with the pears. My favorite pizza is pears with hazelnuts served with arugula on top. Yum, can you tell I am from California? lol

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Looks so yummy!


Erica said...

I love delicious, easy stuff - must try it. I signed up for menu plans and they are simple, healthy, gourmet and cheap. We're eating amazing meals and grocery shopping is so fast now. I don't work for them, I'm just sharing :)

Kristen said...

This looks great! You know, my Mother in Law marinates the onions in olive oil for her salads too! I think it's a special secret, I need to start doing this.

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Sounds delicious! I am adding dried cranberries to it in my head right now :)

Sarah S said...

This sounds amazing! I can't decide if I'm more excited to try the dressing or the salad :)

Catrina said...

Thank you for inspiring a similar salad for our dinner. I added roasted beets picked from our garden.

Lauren said...

Catrina-- mm so good!! Will have to try!! :) said...

Looks delish. Gwynnie's people on Goop said that Walnuts are a superfood. I love eating them raw, but will add them to my salads now. Yum!

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

YUM! Definitely healthy too :)

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Melissa @ Lived In said...

So funny! I randomly dropped by while eating the SAME salad!!! Minus the feta and I toast the walnuts on the stove and glaze with maple syrup. YUM!!