Blue Cheesed Green Salad with Pear Dressing

Blue cheese and pear are a classic combination, and adding pear juice to the salad dressing gives the entire salad a new depth of rich flavor.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
head Boston lettuce, torn
1
pint Campari tomatoes, quartered
1
small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
1
cup crumbled blue cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup olive oil
1/3
cup pear juice
2
tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4
teaspoon coarse sea salt

  • 1 In large bowl, toss lettuce, tomatoes, onion and cheese; set aside.
  • 2 In jar with tight-fitting lid, shake remaining ingredients until well blended. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Can’t find pear juice? Use shelf-stable pear nectar instead.

If Campari tomatoes aren’t available at your grocery store, substitute 2 or 3 small plum (Roma) tomatoes.

Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton cheese would all be delicious in this salad.