Start off a stellar meal at home with this tempting pear and blue cheese salad. Be sure to make a little extra with this one. Such a sweet and savory combination of juicy pears and creamy cheese is enticing enough for a second helping.
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe
For the Salad:
1 head butter lettuce, washed and dried
1 large or 2 small Royal Riviera® Pears, peeled, cored and sliced
2/3 cup Rogue Creamery or other blue cheese
2/3 cup Harry & David® candied pecans, roasted pecans, or roasted walnuts
For the Dressing:
2 to 3 tbsp Champagne vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey (optional)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup walnut oil
Whisk together the first five ingredients. Gradually whisk in the walnut oil. Chill for 20 minutes.
Gently tear the lettuce into bite sized pieces.
Arrange on four chilled plates.
Top with fans of pear slices.
Sprinkle blue cheese evenly over the pears and lettuce and top with nuts.
Drizzle the dressing generously over the salad, and serve at once.