This autumn salad with pears is a blend of spinach and arugula, slivers of Manchego cheese and freshly roasted pepitas. It's then tossed with a simple oil and vinegar salad dressing. The contrast of the salty pepitas, peppery arugula, sweet pears and tangy Manchego cover all levels of deliciousness.
Add all ingredient to a small Cuisinart and blend until emulsified. Or add to a glass jar with lid and shake vigorously until emulsified. Set aside.
In a small skillet, add 2 tsp olive oil over medium-low heat. Add pepitas and toss until coated with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and continue stirring, roasting until just starting to brown. Be careful - sometimes pop they! Approx. 3 minutes.
Toss greens with a light coating of salad dressing. If not serving right away, wait to dress the greens. *NOTE: There will be extra salad dressing.
Layer with slices of pears, Manchego and top with toasted pepitas.