Spinach and Apples (and Pears)

Number three from Mark Bittman’s 10 Pear Salad Recipes: Spinach and Apple. This fruit-filled salad was such a great blend of flavors, it made me wonder why I don’t make salads at home more often. I ate this for lunch, then dinner, then packed it again for lunch the next day: I couldn’t get enough. It’s a simple salad, with a typical dark greens + fruit + vinaigrette combination, but the fresh rosemary and the blend of fresh fruits make it a standout.


I made this salad with Concorde pears (which will make any salad a winner, in my opinion) and Macintosh apples. The sweet, crisp texture of the pears blended perfectly with the softer, mellower Macintosh. Dressed with a tangy vinaigrette, fresh rosemary, and raisins, this salad is simply satisfying.

About Brittany

Hi! I’m Brittany Wilmes, program coordinator at Pear Bureau Northwest. As half of the Communications and PR department at the Pear Bureau, I write about pear pop culture for The Pear Dish—sharing everything pear, from fresh recipes to community involvement to fun décor ideas. Have an article or idea to share? Feel free to email me! In addition to blogging, I’m busy sharing the pear love on behalf of the Pear Bureau Northwest…and eating USA Pears!

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