Quinoa, Pear & Spinach Jar Salad

with Maple Balsamic Dressing
With Maple Balsamic Dressing
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For the Maple Balsamic Dressing
4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
1½ tbsp Maple syrup pure
¼ tsp Salt
Black pepper freshly ground, to taste
For the Salad
2 tbsp Maple balsamic dressing
½ cup Quinoa cooked
½ Pears large, diced
2 tbsp Pecans chopped
2 tbsp Shallots chopped
2 tbsp Dried cherries or cranberries
2–3 cups Baby spinach or enough to fill the jar
1-quart size (32 oz) Mason jar

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  • For the Maple Balsamic Dressing

  • For the Salad

Quinoa, Pear & Spinach Jar Salad


Do you know the best part about this Quinoa, Pear and Spinach Jar Salad recipe? And no, it’s not the cute jar for serving! In my opinion, the best part about this quinoa, pear, pecan, shallot, dried cherries and baby spinach combo, stuffed inside a mason jar, is the maple and balsamic dressing.

Make extra and save it for later, it works with so many salad varieties too.

To make Quinoa, Pear and Spinach Jar Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Quinoa, Pear & Spinach Jar Salad

Steps to make Quinoa, Pear & Spinach Jar Salad


Prepare dressing


In a mixing bowl, whisk 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar with 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1½ tablespoons of maple syrup, ¼ teaspoon of salt and some freshly ground black pepper and combine well.


Layer mason jar


Begin with 2 tablespoons of the prepared dressing at the base of the mason jar then top with ½ cup of cooked quinoa and then layer with diced pear, 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans, then 2 tablespoons of chopped shallot, followed by 2 tablespoons of dried cherries or cranberries and finally fill the jar with 2-3 cups of baby spinach.



Seal jar and store in the fridge until ready to eat.



Pour ingredients into a salad serving bowl, toss and enjoy!

This Quinoa, Pear and Spinach Jar Salad is a perfect office lunch. You can prepare it at the beginning of the week, throw the jar in your briefcase and you’re good to go! Let us know if your colleagues were all incredibly jealous and tag us in some of you stories online using our hashtag #cookmerecipes!

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Delicious salad for my lunch!

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