Last night I was craving a salad, something a little healthier than the snacks we'd been eating while stuck indoors! I remembered this recipe that a girlfriend gave me years back for Spinach and Pear Salad and decided to pair it with Flank steak.
1 lb fresh spinach, washed and trimmed ( I used organic baby spinach)
2 pears, sliced
1/2 C sugared dates, chopped
3/4 C pecans, chopped
1/4 C fresh orange juice
1/4 C wine vinegar (we used white)
1/2 cup salad oil (we used Canola)
1 TBS brown sugar
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp curry powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in jar and refrigerate. May be prepared 2 days ahead.
Combine spinah, pears, dates & pecans in large bowl. Toss with dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.
As I mentioned we served it with sliced flank steak. I doubled the dressing recipe and used half for a marinade for the steak. It turned out perfectly, nice and juicy, and the flavor complimented the salad since I had used the same dressing.
This dish would be good with chicken and shrimp as well.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Happy Valentine's Day!!!