Spinach Salad with Gorgonzola and Pear
A punch of pear was just the thing to liven up this simple spinach salad.
Why This Recipe Works
To maximize the pear’s punch, we blend half a pear into a vinaigrette made from red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, oil, shallot, a touch of brown sugar, and lemon juice, giving it unique body and flavor. Fully coating the leaves with fat via a thorough toss in the dressing helps disperse the pear’s flavor throughout the salad. Crumbled Gorgonzola, toasted walnuts, and ripe pomegranate seeds add saltiness, earthy crunch, and fruity balance.