This 20-minute side-salad recipe features the rich flavors of pears, Gorgonzola cheese, and toasted walnuts.

Source: Midwest Living
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Winter Pear and Walnut Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

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  • Toss pear slices with 1/3 cup of the Dijon dressing in a medium bowl.

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  • 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.

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This type of cheese is a soft, blue-veined cheese. Look for it in specialty cheese shops.

Nutrition Facts (Winter Pear and Walnut Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette)

419 calories; 36 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 22 g monounsaturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 414 mg sodium. 20 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 6 g protein; 1701 IU vitamin a; 9 mg vitamin c; 111 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Dijon Vinaigrette

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  • 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.

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