Spinach and Asian Pear Salad with Maple Wasabi Dressing
1. For the Dressing, mix wasabi with water until well blended. Place prepared wasabi, maple syrup, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, sea salt, basil and pepper in blender container; cover. With blender running, pour in oil in a steady stream until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
2. Divide spinach among 8 serving plates. Top with pear slices, onion and almonds. Serve each salad with about 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Refrigerate remaining dressing for another use.