Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

The other day I was shopping at Trader Joe's.  Don't you just love that store?  If you've never been and have one in the neighborhood high tail it right over there and take a look at all the fabulous food they have.

One of my favorite items there is a Pear and Gorgonzola salad that I grab at lunch time.  this salad has just the right balance of sweet and salty/tart.  The cheese goes perfectly with the mild sweetness of the pears. I'm just in love with this salad.

I recall MGG and I have a good version of this salad down on Coronado Island, San Diego last spring.

Here is it.

So when I saw some beautiful fresh pears at the store the other day I decided to make my own version of this delicious salad.

Easy to make with a few ingredients.  I added come toasted walnuts, a little Gorgonzola and pears, all served over some green leaf lettuce.  Add a olive oil dressing and you are set!

Try this wonderful salad.  It's easy to make, perfect with the ripe pears right now, and tastes fabulous!

Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

Serves 4

4 c Green leaf lettuce, torn
2 pears, cored and sliced
1/3 c walnuts, toasted
1/3 c Gorgonzola crumbled
Olive oil vinaigrette (I used Newman’s)

Wash and dry your lettuce, tearing into bite sized pieces.  In a skillet over low heat add your walnuts, and toast for 3 min. 

In a large bowl add your lettuce, pears, walnuts, and Gorgonzola.
Toss with a light amount of salad dressing.  Serve.


  1. It looks very colorful and wonderful
    We've had the same salad with plums, now I'm gonna try it with pears :



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