The sweetness of maple balances wasabi's heat in this intriguing dressing for Spinach and Asian Pear Salad.
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
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