Recipe: Warm Pear and Spinach Salad
Spinach is the stuff of spring. A warm "dressing" of rich caramelized onions combined with nuts, sharp cheese and sweet pears makes a great spinach salad.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch spinach, washed and roughly chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 pears washed, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 - 1 oz blue cheese, crumbled
1/4 cups slivered almonds or walnuts
1) In a skillet heat the olive oil until it just begins to shimmer. Add onions and cook
over a low heat stirring often until onions take on a deep golden colour and begin
to caramelize, which could take 20 minutes or so. Remove from pan and set aside.
2) Plate the spinach and top with sliced pears, onions and cheese. Drizzle with a little olive oil
3) Serve warm or at room temperature.