Pear and Spinach Salad

4 servings

3 cups baby spinach, washed & dried, stems removed
3 medium ripe yellow pears, cored but not peeled, and cut into slices
2 Tbs. crumbled blue cheese

2 Tbs. white balsamic vinegar
3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbs. orange juice
Salt, to taste
1 clove crushed garlic
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Put spinach in a salad bowl.  Crumble blue cheese on top.
Whisk together dressing ingredients, except walnuts, and toss with pear
slices in a separate bowl.
If you're taking this to a dinner party, cover each bowl and keep them
chilled.  Toss the pears & dressing with the spinach & blue cheese just
before serving.  The orange juice in the dressing keeps the pears from
Toast walnuts 5 minutes in a 325-degree oven.  Sprinkle walnuts, while warm,
over salad.  Serve.