Roquefort Pear Salad

This Roquefort Pear Salad is one of my favorite salads! It full of pears, avocados, blue cheese, and a tasty vinaigrette.
Roquefort Pear Salad - one of my favorite salads topped with candied pecans! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThe only fruit more temperamental than an avocado might be a pear. You have to wait and wait until they’re perfectly ripe and then you have to eat it immediately or it’s too late. I will say that if you do have the patience to wait, pears can be one of the most amazing fruits on earth. This salad has Roquefort – a type of blue cheese, which compliments the sweetness of the pears. Roquefort Pear Salad - one of my favorite salads topped with candied pecans! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comAvocados and candied pecans are also in the mix – two of my absolute favorites. The whole salad is drizzled in a tasty vinaigrette that isn’t too overpowering.

Roquefort Pear Salad - one of my favorite salads topped with candied pecans! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Roquefort Pear Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (or use a spring mix)
  • 3 pears, cored and chopped (you can leave the peel on or off)
  • 5 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled (blue cheese)
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions
Candied Pecans:
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup pecans
Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons white sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons prepared Dijon mustard (or regular )
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, start melting the ¼ cup sugar. Once the sugar has melted, add the nuts quickly and stir to coat them. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool, and break into pieces.
  2. For the dressing: blend oil, vinegar, 1½ teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.
Notes
Source: Allrecipes
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  1. Christy, sounds delicious. I don’t think you are supposed to have Gorgonzola or Blue cheese while you are pregnant. Just wanted to let you know.

  2. This looks so good! I wish I had more motivation to cook. I usually get kind of there, buy all of the ingredients needed, and then they sit there and all go bad. But maybe I will have to try this one. I love a good salad!

  3. holy cow..this looks like a delicious salad!

  4. this is one of our favorite salads! i make it all sorts of ways.

  5. I’m a vegan and I adore those recipes. Other salads are based on pasta, noodles, or gelatin. Most salads are traditionally served cold, although some, such as south German potato salad, are served warm. j2j3

  6. Made this salad twice for two separate dinner partys and got rave reviews both times. Make sure the lettice is crisp and the pears a little under ripe. A very good recipe