Pear Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad
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Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad

Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 package mixed baby greens
  • 1 large ripe pear Bartlett or d’Anjou
  • 3 oz crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 oz walnuts chopped
  • 4 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil (try Caraluzzi’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Divide the mixed baby greens onto six salad plates. Peel and slice the pear thinly. Top the salad greens with pear slices, dividing the slices among the 6 plates.
  2. Top each salad with ½ oz. of the crumbled blue cheese.
  3. Next, top the salads with ½ oz. of the chopped walnuts.
  4. For the dressing, combine 4 TBSP of extra-virgin olive oil with 2 TBSP of balsamic vinegar. Mix in the Dijon mustard, sugar and salt.
  5. Top each salad with the dressing and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Note: May substitute plain chopped walnuts for candy coated ones, if desired.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Stemilt.