Sweet and Savory: Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

In my crunchy, colorful, organic plant-based kitchen, healthy, hearty salads are an

everyday occurrence.

A fresh, flavorful, multi-textured salad made with seasonal ingredients is my idea

of comfort food.

Imagine savoring each mouthful of pear, walnuts, cranberry, red onion, tomatoes,

avocado and spinach with a creamy tahini dressing.

The sweet and savory mix of flavors in this quick and easy salad titillated my taste

buds and brought a smile to my face.

I hope you enjoy it as well.

Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

Makes 3 servings

Ingredients

4 cups organic spinach

1 large organic red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup cherry tomatoes. sliced

3 organic pears, cut into cubes

1 cup dried organic cranberries

1 cup organic walnuts, soaked 8 hours

1 large avocado, peeled and cubed

Dried red pepper flakes

 

Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

Dressing ingredients

1/3 cup Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 cup filtered water

3 tablespoons organic sesame tahini

2 cloves garlic, peeled

1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

A pinch of Celtic or Himalyan Sea Salt

1 tablespoon organic coconut oil (optional)

Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

Directions

Soak the pear and vegetables in a basin of vinegar and water.

Rinse and drain the spinach.

Rinse and slice the onion.

Rinse, then cut the pear into cubes.

Rinse, then slice each tomato in half.

Rinse, peel and cut the avocado into cubes.

Drain and rinse walnuts.

Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

 

Blend the Dressing

Add the dressing ingredients to your blender

Blend until smooth.

Taste the dressing.

Adjust as needed to suit your taste.

Sweet and Savory: Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad


Assemble the Salad

Place the spinach in a large bowl.

Add the sliced onion and tomatoes.

Add the pear and avocado chunks.

Toss cranberries and walnuts across the salad.

Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top.

Lightly toss the salad ingredients with tongs.

Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

Serve salad in individual bowls.

Drizzle each salad with dressing.

Enjoy!

 

 

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