Start off a stellar meal at home with this tempting pear and blue cheese salad. Be sure to make a little extra with this one. Such a sweet and savory combination of juicy pears and creamy cheese is enticing enough for a second helping.

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


For the salad

For the dressing

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ cup walnut oil


For the dressing

  • Whisk together the first five ingredients.
  • Gradually whisk in the walnut oil.
  • Chill for 20 minutes.

For the salad

  • Gently tear the lettuce into bite sized pieces.
  • Arrange on four chilled plates.
  • Top with fans of pear slices.
  • Sprinkle blue cheese evenly over the pears and lettuce and top with nuts.
  • Drizzle the dressing generously over the salad, and serve at once.
Author: Harry & David
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese, pears, salad
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    Vera Aument Reply

    This is s wonderful salad. My husband and I are hooked. Can be used with any good greens. Tonight I am having it with arugula and spinach

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