Spinach Salad with Roasted Pears

  • Peel and slice 4 firm pears, and toss with 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp melted butter.
  • Place in an open baking dish and roast in 400° oven for 15 minutes, until lightly browned.
  • Tear 6 cups washed and dried Double Choice spinach; toss with 4 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a plate and evenly distribute roasted pears.
  • Garnish with dried cranberries, toasted walnuts and hard boiled egg.
  • Top with grating of Parmesan cheese.

-Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of From the Cook's Garden cookbook