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Royal Riviera® Pear, Smokey Blue Cheese, Watercress Salad with Hazelnuts Recipe

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 Harry and David Royal Riviera Pears
  • ¼ c. smoked blue cheese
  • 3 c. watercress (rinsed and dried)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 t. white wine vinegar
  • ¼ c. crushed roasted hazelnuts
  • 1 tsp. Maldon or Kosher salt
  • c. extra virgin olive oil
  • A few grinds of fresh ground pepper
  • A few gratings of lemon zest (preferable on a Microplane grater)


  • Slice the Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears into 1/4 ” slices or chunks. Add the pears to a large bowl and toss the lemon zest and juice over the pears.
  • Add the smoked blue cheese in small bits, as well as the watercress and hazelnuts.
  • Sprinkle on the white wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the olive oil and toss the salad together, gently.
  • Pour into a festive bowl and serve!
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