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This light, simple salad is the perfect accompaniment to any meal or perfect as a simple, standalone meal. Serve with a side of crusty whole-grain bread. Don’t be afraid to swap in a different nut. If you can’t find hazelnuts, walnuts or pistachios would be equally tasty.



  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 pears, cored and sliced
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries, juice-sweetened
  • ⅔ cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped


  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. Toss the spinach, onions and pears with dressing. Sprinkle with cranberries and hazelnuts.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 360; Total Fat 25.5g (33% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3g (15% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 155mg (7% DV); Total Carbohydrate 32g (12% DV); Dietary Fiber 6g (21% DV); Total Sugars 20g; Includes 8g Added Sugars (16% DV); Protein 5g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Vitamin K 250% DV; Manganese 80% DV; Copper 60% DV.
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