Roquefort Pear Salad

roquefort pear salad

roquefort pear salad

A crispy salad with sweet Asian pears, crunchy pecans, creamy Roquefort cheese, and tangy dressing!

Roquefort Pear Salad
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Serves: 4

  • 1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2-3 Asian pears, cored and sliced
  • 5 oz. Roquefort cheese, crumbled
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and sliced or cubed
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • Topping:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1½ tsp. white sugar
  • 1½ tsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

  1. Saute the ¼ cup of sugar with the pecans over medium low.
  2. Stir constantly for a couple of minutes or until the pecans become caramelized.
  3. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper.
  4. Cool, and break into bits.
  5. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1½ teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper.
  6. In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.


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