Pear, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad


Servings: 4
Amp up the flavor with this salad. Top with your favorite protein to make it a satisfying entrée.


  1. Add half of the pear and the pear vinaigrette ingredients (except the olive oil) to a mini food processor (or similar) and pulse until blended. Drizzle the olive oil into the mixture while continuing to blend (small food processors usually have a compartment in the lid where you can add your oil and it will drop into the bowl while it’s on.) Blend until the dressing looks thick and creamy; set aside.
  2. Arrange the butter lettuce leaves in two salad Decorate the top with remaining pear slices and ¼ cup of the blue cheese and walnuts per bowl.
  3. Drizzle Pear Vinaigrette over the top as desired (you’ll have enough dressing for 4 salads).

Recipe Notes:

Make your own Easy Candied Walnuts by adding 1 cup shelled Open Nature walnuts to a nonstick skillet over medium heat and drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over the top and continue to stir the mixture frequently until nuts are aromatic and lightly browned (a few minutes). Turn off the heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to coat the walnuts well. Let cool.

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