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Roquefort Pear Salad - one of my favorite salads topped with candied pecans! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Roquefort Pear Salad

This Roquefort Pear Salad is one of my favorite salads! It's full of pears, avocados, blue cheese, and a tasty vinaigrette.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 4 servings


  • 1 head leaf lettuce or romaine, 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) (Gorgonzola or feta can be used too)
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

Candied Pecans:

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, start melting the 1/4 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, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Right before serving, pour dressing over salad, and sprinkle with pecans.

Recipe Notes

Source: Allrecipes