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Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
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
 

  • 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.
  • Top each salad with ½ oz. of the crumbled blue cheese.
  • Next, top the salads with ½ oz. of the chopped walnuts.
  • 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.
  • Top each salad with the dressing and serve immediately.

Notes

Note: May substitute plain chopped walnuts for candy coated ones, if desired.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Stemilt.