Watercress, Spinach, and Pear Salad

Ingredients

  • 12 cups watercress, trimmed, use sprigs
  • 2 cups spinach, rough chopped
  • 1½ pounds pears, (1 large or 2 medium)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup smooth almond butter
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar (or raw honey)
  • 2 tablespoons water or more if needed
  • ½ teaspoon chili paste, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Directions

  1. Place watercress and spinach in a large bowl. Cut pears into thick matchstick-like slices. Toss gently with the watercress and spinach. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle dressing over salad and garnish with grated carrot and toasted sesame seeds.