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Winter Pear and Walnut Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
- Makes: 4 servings
- Start to Finish
Dijon Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
medium pears, cored and thinly sliced lengthwise
medium head Boston or Bibb lettuce
Gorgonzola dolce (Dolcelatte cheese)* or blue cheese, cut into wedges
walnut pieces, toasted
large yellow or red tomato, seeded and chopped
Toss pear slices with 1/3 cup of the Dijon dressing in a medium bowl.
To serve, line 4 salad plates or bowls with lettuce leaves. Top with pear mixture. Top each serving with cheese, walnuts, and tomato. Drizzle with remaining Dijon Vinaigrette. Makes 4 side-dish servings.
- * This type of cheese is a soft, blue-veined cheese. Look for it in specialty cheese shops.
white vinegar or white wine vinegar
clove garlic, minced
kosher or sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
- In a screw-top jar combine olive oil, white vinegar, sugar, Dijon-style mustard, garlic, kosher salt, and black pepper. Cover and shake well. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Stir just before serving. Makes about 1 cup.
(Winter Pear and Walnut Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette)
Servings Per Recipe 4, Monosaturated fat (g) 22, fiber (g) 4, carb. (g) 20, Fat, total (g) 36, chol. (mg) 11, vit. C (mg) 9, sat. fat (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 1701, cal. (kcal) 419, pro. (g) 6, sodium (mg) 414, calcium (mg) 111, iron (mg) 1