This simple salad of mixed greens, sliced pears, crumbled blue cheese and toasted walnuts is an all-time favorite!
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living
10cupsmesclun (mixed baby greens) or torn romaine
3mediumred and/or green pears, cored and thinly sliced
1/4cuppear nectar (I used pureed pear baby food instead)
2tablespoonswalnut oil or salad oil (I used olive oil)
2tablespoonswhite wine vinegar
1/8teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1/2cupbroken walnuts, toasted
1/2cupcrumbled blue cheese (I used gorgonzola)
In a large salad bowl place add the mesclun and pear slices and toss them gently to combine.
To make the dressing, in a screw-top jar combine the pear nectar, oil, vinegar, mustard, ginger, and pepper. Taste the dressing and if it seems too tart, add the optional honey.
Cover and shake well. Drizzle over the salad and toss lightly to coat.
Divide the salad evenly among 8 salad plates. Sprinkle each serving with the toasted walnuts and crumbled blue cheese.
Pear + Blue Cheese Salad Recipe Variations:
no pears - substitute thinly sliced applesno blue cheese - use feta or another strongly flavored cheese insteadno walnuts - pecans or slivered almonds would workeasier - use you favorite bottled light vinaigrette. Newman's Own Light Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette would be nice.fancier - use candied nuts instead of plain toasted walnuts4*SmartPoints (Green plan)4*SmartPoints (Blue plan)4*SmartPoints (Purple plan)4*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Pear & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th salad recipe)
Calories 152Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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