Overhead view of Pear Salad with Blue Cheese Honey Vinaigrette in a white bowl on a white marble cutting board

Pear Salad with Blue Cheese & Honey Vinaigrette

Simple and elegant, this Pear Salad with Blue Cheese & Honey Vinaigrette will not go unnoticed. It’s rich and yummy, ideal to serve as a starter or as a side for roast chicken, ribs, or beef steaks.

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Overhead view of Pear Salad with Blue Cheese Honey Vinaigrette in a white bowl on a white marble cutting board
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Pear Salad with Blue Cheese & Honey Vinaigrette

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 544kcal

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

For the salad:

  • 3 pears , cored and sliced
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup endive frisée
  • 1 cup radicchio
  • 6 ounces blue cheese , cut into small cubes
  • ¾ cup toasted walnuts , roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar. Seal tightly and shake vigorously until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • In a big bowl, toss together sliced pears, arugula, endive frisée, radicchio, and blue cheese. Add the dressing and toss again. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Top with chopped toasted walnuts and serve.

Notes

Tip: If you need to prepare this salad in advance, drizzle sliced pears lightly with lemon juice to prevent them from going brown and combine the salad with the dressing just before serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pear Salad with Blue Cheese & Honey Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 544 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 656mg27%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 604IU12%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 279mg28%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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