Classic Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

There’s a reason why certain combinations are “classics”–you never get tired of them. This salad just says to me, “Fall is here.” I think it goes great with the Autumnal Butternut Squash Soup.

Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

Serves: 2
Time to make: ~15 minutes

For the salad, layer on a plate:

  • 1 head leaf lettuce, torn
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and sliced thin
  • ¼ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 oz. blue cheese, crumbled

Nifty tip: To core a pear, slice it in half lengthwise and scoop out the core with a melon baller.

Now make the dressing, which is just a simple vinaigrette, by whisking together:

  • 2 tbsp. walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper

Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve.


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