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Spinach Salad with Grilled Japanese Pears

Treat Yourself to a Special Salad

GMA Recipes
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Looking for a delicious salad? Try this one.


  • 1-2 Asian pears, cored and sliced into 1/2" rounds
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced greens
  • Handful of fried noodles (to top salad)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • A few drops toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon good rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • A pinch of wasabi paste
  • A pinch brown sugar
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Cooking Directions

    For Dressing: In a jar, add canola oil, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce, wasabi paste, and freshly cracked pepper. Shake vigorously to mix.

    For Pears: Slice pears a 1/2 inch thick and lightly brush with canola oil. Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar and grill them ion high heat for 1 minute per side, to get markings and caramelize sugar.

    Mix 2 cups of baby spinach with dressing, top with grilled pears, thinly sliced green scallions, and fried noodles.

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