Welcome Back!Sign in here:

   Reset Password

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 169,267 strong:

Register Today!

Want the secret to buying great wine?

221,324Wine Reviews
30Seconds to join

Spring Greens And Fruits Salad

Fresh spring greens with pears, oranges, berries, toasted nuts and blue cheese with a lightened raspberry vinaigrette. Serves 4 - Easy

4 cups mixed Spring Greens, washed and spun dry
1 red pear, sliced
1 navel orange, segmented, juice reserved
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 scallion, finely slivered on a bias
1/2 pint blackberries
1/2 cup toasted almonds or walnuts
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
2 TBS Raspberry vinaigrette
4 jumbo ripe strawberries
four 1 TBS sized chunks of Stilton or Gorgonzola (optional)

Wash veggies and fruit. Core and thinly slice the pear, reserving 12 nice slices, cut the remaining pear slices into 1-inch pieces. Skin the orange removing all the white pith and remove segments of orange, squeeze the remainder and reserve juice. Cut carrot into matchsticks.

Toast nuts in a skillet or on a sheet pan in the oven, remove to a cutting board and immediately sprinkle and toss with sea salt.

Combine reserved orange juice with the raspberry vinaigrette (optional, keeps the dressing calories down) in a salad bowl. Add greens, chopped pear pieces, orange, carrots and scallions and toss to mix and coat evenly with a light layer of dressing. Mound on serving plates.

Garnish each plate with pear slice fans, blackberries, toasted nuts, a jumbo strawberry and a small chunk of blue cheese (optional) and serve with a rustic loaf.

If you'd like more delicious recipes and wine pairings, join my website.

Visit 's wine and food blog TonysMarket.

If you liked this recipe, you may also like these vegetables & salads and wine recipe pairings:

Return to Recipes




Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Ara White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc 2014,
Marlborough ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is editor of one of the largest wine review web sites, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 169,267 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.



Get my reviews of terrific under-priced wines. Save money, drink better wine.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award