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Spinach Pear Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette Recipe
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Spinach Pear Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette Recipe

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Tangy from balsamic and mellowed with chocolate, this light vinaigrette stays well-blended and also would be great over berries or watermelon. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce milk chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large pear, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 215 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Whisk in the vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Divide spinach among four salad plates. Top with pear, cranberries and almonds. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spinach Pear Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette in Healthy Cooking February/March 2012, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 215 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"Tasty for something different. We made it to go with a chocolate Fest dinner we enjoyed. Probably not a recipe for everyday but glad we tried it."

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"very good"

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"This was so great. The dressing is very flavourful, so you don't need much. I will make this again."

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