Pear & Gorgonzola Salad

 

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: 0 mins

Total Time: 25mins

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 4 -6 cups torn salad greens, , trimmed washed & dried
  • 1⁄2 cup vinaigrette
  • 2 pears, peeled,cored & sliced
  • 1⁄4 lb gorgonzola (You may substitute with Blue or roquefort cheese)

Vinaigrette

  • 1⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3⁄4 cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons shallots, finely minced
  • pepper

Directions

To make Vinaigrette

  1. Mix vinegar, salt, mustard in a blender or food processor.
  2. Very slowly pour in the oil while processor is on.
  3. Process until an emulsion forms.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  5. Add shallots& pepper.
  6. Best to make it fresh but may be stored for a few days in the fridge.

Salad

  1. Toss greens with most of the vinaigrette.
  2. Divide among 4 plates.
  3. Decorate with pear slices and crumbled cheese.
  4. Coarsely chop the walnuts and put on top of salad.
  5. Drizzle the last of the vinaigrette over top.