I definitely have been neglecting fresh greens lately, but this combo has me craving salad! In a clean bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard and egg yolk. Set aside. Thank you! So, after cutting, I immersed the pieces in a small amount of water. Gradually pour in oil, stirring constantly, until well blended. Pour dressing over salad and toss well to coat. I cook fresh, vegetarian recipes. Add walnut pieces on top. Your comments make my day. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper. I had never added dates to a salad before but it was so good and I will definitely do this again. Also, I used Gorgonzola cheese instead of blue cheese and it was delicious! No salt is needed, … With a small sharp paring knife and a melon baller, remove the core and seeds from each pear, leaving a round well for the filling. Instagram ⋄ Pinterest ⋄ Facebook, Subscribe to our email newsletter! Thank you for your review. Beautiful salad! Serve in individual bowls with blue cheese sprinkled on top. Your recipes always work perfectly. Gradually whisk in oil. In a medium serving bowl, combine the greens, dates, pears and toasted walnuts. Not a bit of it – there are always more and more delectable combinations of ingredients, and here is yet another! Remove cores from the pears and slice thinly, leaving skin on. Thanks, Rhian! Ready in under 10 minutes this pear salad recipe is an easy, throw together kind of salad. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – perfect easy appetizer that looks so impressive! Affiliate details ». … You know me; I couldn’t help but tinker with this recipe. Change it up: If you don’t like blue cheese, goat cheese would be nice instead. My whole family loved it almost instantly! https://www.melaniecooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/pear_candied_walnut_salad.jpg, https://www.melaniecooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/logo-new2.png. It’s from a new cookbook called The Gourmet Kitchen by Jennifer Farley of Savory Simple, which offers a variety of gourmet recipes featuring fresh ingredients. Leave a comment below and share a picture on. Made this for a Christmas work lunch and they loved it. If I’m looking for a recipe, I’d at least like to see the ingredients before wading through the dreck. This is such an easy salad to put together and is absolutely delicious! I made the salad with butter lettuce and all other ingredients in your recipe. Good luck with the cookbook and unpacking… hope everything regulates soon! Top each salad with ½ oz. I often make it to accompany barbecued meat or fish, or as a simple lunch with some soup and bread.. The fire alarms went off in my new apartment building for the first time and I’m still recovering from the shock. Thanks so much for taking the time to review. :). I absolutely love the soft creamy texture of dates but was gifted a couple containers of dried figs and am trying to find uses other than just cheese plates. To make the salad: First, toast the walnuts in a medium skillet over medium heat until fragrant, stirring often, about 4 to 5 minutes. Top with pear slices, dividing equally. Accessibility Policy ⋄ Comment Policy ⋄ Nutrition Disclaimer ⋄ Photo/Recipe Policy ⋄ Privacy Policy, Subscribe to our newsletter! At 17 she only eats cheese, milk, bread and pasta. My husband who would rather skip the salad even liked it a lot so this is definitely a winner! Butter the foil; set aside. And if you, or someone in your family, doesn’t like walnuts, you can substitute pecans for an equally mouth-watering salad.  You’ll love the sweet crunch of the nuts with the pears and the savory dressing, cheese and greens.  Bonus tip – you can make a big batch of these candied nuts, put them in an airtight container after they cool, and store them in a pantry for up to 2 weeks or even freeze them! Thanks for your review. Great combination, made it with Anjou pears and it was delicious. I happened to have the ingredients in my kitchen. What a delish winter salad! Great to hear, Kathy! Gently tear the lettuce into bite sized pieces. An earthy walnut vinaigrette is a perfect match for creamy, mild pears. Instructions. Put olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a cup and whisk until combined. You see, I thought maybe I could move an entire home’s worth of belongings and get them organized in one day. 3/4 cup walnut oil; Whisk together the first five ingredients. Rate this Salad: Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese recipe with 1 cup salad greens, 1 pear, cored and thinly sliced, 1 oz walnuts, toasted and chopped, 1/2 oz blue cheese, crumbled, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 2 tsp pear vinegar, salt, fresh ground black pepper Mix the salad … Thank you. Get full Salad: Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Recipe ingredients, how-to directions, calories and nutrition review. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Does she eat soups at all? More about me >>. Thanks. Cut pear into ¼" slices. Let me know what you think, Brittany. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Divide the dressed salad greens between 6 plates. This is one amazing salad!  With pears, candied walnuts and blue cheese, it’s elegant enough for company and easy enough for everyday! Thanks for sharing this! I first had this salad at a fancy restaurant.  It was so impressive, and different and the tastes so decadently luscious, I decided to recreate it.  Now you can too, and no one will believe how easy it is! Whisk first 4 ingredients in small bowl to blend. Recipes / Pears. This refreshing salad is a perfect partnership of flavours with sweet and juicy pears and sharp and tangy blue cheese. Yum! When you’re ready to serve, drizzle in some dressing (you won’t need all of it) and toss until the greens are … My ears ache just thinking about it. Also, tossing the salad didn’t work well for me, which made me assemble the salad, next time I made it, in layers (from the bottom up): lettuce, pears (bite size instead of slices), dates, walnuts, and cheese. This amazing salad with pears, candied walnuts and blue cheese looks so elegant and tastes mouthwatering! So easy to make and perfect for entertaining! I’m glad you loved it, Esther! I’m also trying to make up for all the fresh, healthy food that I didn’t eat while my kitchen was in shambles. Yay, thanks Taisha! Gradually whisk in the olive oil little by little; season to taste with the freshly ground black pepper. I'm probably making a big mess in my Kansas City kitchen right now. My granddaughter is a vegartian. Place the salad greens in a large bowl. Delicious. I learned that they’re more firm than most varieties, but you know they’re ripe when they yield to gentle pressure at the neck. First, prepare the salad. Pear and blue cheese is suchhhh a good combo- I’m feelin’ it for my holiday salad lineup this year! Gradually whisk in the walnut oil. This green salad got me some bonus points in that area. My dates looked a bit dry. And last week, I thought maybe I could just not sleep for a night to finish cookbook edits, which I managed to do—but I slept fourteen hours last night to catch up. Top the salad greens with pear slices, candied walnuts and blue cheese. I made and loved this salad. Thanks! The dressing is very good and tied it all nicely together. Thanks, Meredith! I thought maybe I could leave town for the weekend and get back to work right away, but yesterday didn’t work out so well. Go you! I am in love with this salad and on top of it lovely blue cheese sprinkled…This is the perfect dry fruit salad for me…. Walnuts and blue cheese are classic pairings with pears, but I took it a step further with my creamy walnut vinaigrette. I made this salad (and the carrot dill chickpea salad) for a potluck with my Argentine tango group. This looks incredible. Happy your husband was impressed. Peel the pears and slice them lengthwise into halves. Toss spinach and dressing together in a bowl. Add walnuts and bake a further 5 minutes. How to make pear and walnut salad. Delia's Warm Pear and Walnut Salad with Roquefort Dressing and Croutons recipe. My guests and I loved it! Hello! I know blue cheese sort of makes the dish, but is there another cheese you would reccomend if you have someone in the house that doesn’t like it? Sprinkle blue cheese evenly over the pears and lettuce and top with nuts. ), I’m in the middle of a move right now too and things are definitely not going as quickly as I thought they would be. Our free email newsletter delivers new recipes and special Cookie + Kate updates! In a large bowl, using a spatula, cream the Roquefort cheese to a smooth paste, add the warm water, white wine vinegar and whisk until smooth. If I’m bringing it somewhere, I usually assemble it there, so the greens stay crisp in the dressing, and the pears and candied walnuts and blue cheese are strewn artfully on top.  No one will believe how simple this dressing is to make, and it’s so delicious.   I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve gotten on this salad – it’s so sophisticated, yet easy. of the chopped walnuts. Mix honey, extra-virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar. This Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad is a quick and simple preparation and so good. Chill for 20 minutes. All three go so well together. Jennifer’s original recipe was inspired by bacon-wrapped, blue cheese-stuffed dates, which I loved before I swore off the bacon. I will make it soon again. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. In a medium serving bowl, combine the greens, dates, pears and toasted walnuts. )  I like to make  extra, just for that reason! Absolutely loved the combination of cranberry and ginger in the vinaigrette. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes! Looks amazing! Dog lover. Arrange on four chilled plates. I love making this Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad for a special dinner or to bring to a party. I have a question. Bon appétit! Hooray! A combination of green leaves, crunchy walnuts, pears and creamy Roquefort dressing is Just 2 ingredients – asparagus and bacon :), Your email address will not be published. To make the dressing: In a small bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients and whisk to combine. Yeah yeah, I know, I know. I have to make this ASAP! I appreciate the review, Denise. About ⋄ Contact ⋄ Cookbook ⋄ Recipes ⋄ Shop ⋄ Subscribe, Cookie and Kate receives commissions on purchases made through our links to retailers. Directions. I still really enjoyed it without the two slices of freshly cooked, crumbled bacon. If it’s possible that pears can be too sweet, these were – but in a very good way. If you like this pear walnut salad, you will also love these easy recipes: Spinach Salad With Candied Pecans And Cranberries – another amazing salad with candied nuts!  It has so many tasty goodies in it and looks so festive, it’s a must for a holiday table! of the crumbled blue cheese. 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