Spinach Salad with Pears, Pecans and Feta Cheese

It’s Friday, so it’s time once again to feature one of our favorite recipes.  Hope you enjoy!

1/2 cup pecans

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp + 1 tsp white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground pepper

3 tbsp chopped red onion

2 large red or green pears, quartered, cored and cut into thin slices

1 bag (16 oz.) baby spinach

3 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

Toast the pecans in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly brown. Let pecans cool on a plate. Whisk the oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl, and set aside. In a salad bowl, add spinach, onions and pears. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss lightly. Sprinkle the feta cheese on the salad before serving.

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