Grilled Pear-Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese

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These grilled pears are wonderful along with the crisp texture of kale. Kale has become popular for its health benefits and delicious taste.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 5 Tbsp. grapeseed oil, divided
  • ½ tsp. coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 pears, halved and cored (Bartlett or Bosc work the best here)
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup feta cheese

Directions

  • For the dressing, whisk together the lemon juice, 4 tablespoons oil, coriander seeds, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Prepare a grill to medium-hot heat (you should be able to hold you hand an inch over the cooking grate for 2–3 seconds). Make sure the cooking grate is well oiled.
  • Brush cut sides of pears with remaining grapeseed oil. Put pears, cut-side down, on the grill. Cover and cook until pear halves are grill-marked and heated through, about 10 minutes. Let them cool and slice into strips.
  • In a large bowl, add the kale, onion, and walnuts. Stir to combine. Top with pears, feta cheese, and dressing.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 5 Tbsp. grapeseed oil, divided
  • ½ tsp. coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 pears, halved and cored (Bartlett or Bosc work the best here)
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup feta cheese

Directions

  • For the dressing, whisk together the lemon juice, 4 tablespoons oil, coriander seeds, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Prepare a grill to medium-hot heat (you should be able to hold you hand an inch over the cooking grate for 2–3 seconds). Make sure the cooking grate is well oiled.
  • Brush cut sides of pears with remaining grapeseed oil. Put pears, cut-side down, on the grill. Cover and cook until pear halves are grill-marked and heated through, about 10 minutes. Let them cool and slice into strips.
  • In a large bowl, add the kale, onion, and walnuts. Stir to combine. Top with pears, feta cheese, and dressing.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories230
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium240mg
Total Carbohydrate22g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars12g
Protein3g