Peppered Pear and Spinach Salad

This great recipe is from Divine Feasts Highlands Style, a fund raising cookbook from The Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC, a divine village that my family and I visit at least once a year in the cool, lush, green Blue Ridge  Mountains of south eastern North Carolina.

Peppered Pear and Spinach Salad

2-3 ripe pears, peeled, cored and quartered

8 large handfuls washed and dried baby spinach or mesclun salad mix

Dressing:

3 Tbs olive oil

1 Tbs freshly ground pink and black peppercorns

Juice 2 lemons

Topping:

2 large good quality croutons

1 Cup toasted pecans

3/4 freshly coarse grated Parmesan cheese

Mix dressing ingredients together. Toss pears and greens together. Pour dressing over, gently tossing. Add toppings and toss again. Serves 4-6

This great cookbook can be ordered for $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping from:

The Church of the Incarnation

520 Main Street

Highlands, NC 28741

828-526-2968

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