7 hours ago
Friday, January 7, 2011
It's winter time. That means pears. I never know which pear is what and which pear tastes best. Anjou, Comice, Red, Bartlett. I am not a huge fan, so I have never done the pear taste test.
In this salad, I combined 3 different varieties.
Normally, I would add candied walnuts to this salad. But my neighbor Valerie makes the most addictive candied pecans for Christmas, which I don't usually share with anyone.
Well, this year I was feeling generous, so decided to add a few of them to the salad.
Don't toss the salad until you are ready to serve it, or the greens will wilt.
Salad of Pears, Candied Pecans & Blue Cheese:
large container of mixed salad greens
1/4 cup of candied nuts
1 cup of crumbled blue cheese
3 pears, any variety, or mixed, cored and sliced thin
Dressing (from Epicurious):
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 small shallot, minced
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
Drizzle a small amount of the dressing on the greens and toss lightly.
Arrange the cheese, nuts and sliced pears on top and drizzle some more of the dressing on top.
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