Sunday, September 20, 2020

Simply Pearfect!

Sometimes we all get caught up in elaborate recipes designed to impress, but sometimes less is more. For instance, take the classic combination of pears and cheese. Delicious! To make a truly perfect salad, take a ripe juicy pear, a generous sprinkle of good quality blue cheese, a healthy drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette, and a grind of black pepper, and you have an amazing, beautiful, and healthy salad in minutes. It also makes a lovely fruit/cheese course after the main course. I LOVE it!

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Serves 4

4 ripe, juicy pears 
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (Roquefort, Stilton, or Gorgonzola)
1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar (preferably from Modena)
2 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Toasted chopped walnuts, optional

Cut the pears into quarters and remove the cores. Cut each quarter in half and arrange on individual salad plates. Sprinkle each plate with 1 ounce of the cheese. Mix the oil and vinegar and drizzle evenly over each plate. Season with a generous grind of black pepper and serve. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Sooooo easy and delicious! Will not forget about this salad!!!