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Winter Pear and Walnut Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
- Makes: 4 servings
- Start to Finish
This 20-minute side-salad recipe features the rich flavors of pears, Gorgonzola cheese, and toasted walnuts.
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, Monounsaturated 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