Gorgonzola Pear Salad [recipe]

Today’s simple salad recipe has become one of my go-to salads for dinner parties, second to my all time favorite Brussels Sprout Salad of course.  It’s super impressive looking with all of it’s beautiful colors & textures, AND it’s very simple to make too!  My family & friends rave over this Gorgonzola Pear Salad every time I make it, so it’s got my stamp of approval!

gorgonzola pear salad

INGREDIENTS

For the salad…

  • 1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 pears – peeled, cut into thin wedges
  • 5 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans (quick candied pecans recipe)

For the dressing…

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

METHOD

Toss salad ingredients together in a large salad bowl.  Prepare salad dressing by whisking ingredients together in a small bowl.  Toss salad with dressing and top with candied pecans, serve immediately.  Extra dressing can be stored covered in the fridge for up to one week.

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This salad couldn’t be more perfect for a light Spring dinner!

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