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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

pear and blue cheese salad Lunch
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 2

Toasting the walnuts gives this quick-fix salad an extra-special touch!

Updated August 14, 2006

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2
    cups bite-size pieces romaine lettuce
  • 1/2
    red pear, thinly sliced
  • 2
    tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2
    tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

Cider Vinaigrette

  • 2
    tablespoons walnut, olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4
    teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/8
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1
    clove garlic, finely chopped

Steps

  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix all salad ingredients.
  • 2
    In tightly covered container, shake all vinaigrette ingredients until well blended. Add to salad; toss to mix.

  • Over 5,000 varieties of pears are grown throughout the world!
  • To toast walnuts, heat oven to 350ºF. Bake in an ungreased shallow pan about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Cholesterol
5 mg
Sodium
180 mg
Potassium
280 mg
Total Carbohydrate
10 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
4 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%
24%
Vitamin C
24%
24%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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