Gorgonzola and Pear Salad Recipe

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Gorgonzola and Pear Salad Recipe
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Gorgonzola and Pear Salad Recipe

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Tired of tossed salads? Here's an irresistible variation featuring pears that makes an attractive and tasty first course. The cheese and pecans are nice additions. You'll appreciate how easy it is.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium pears, halved and cored
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette

Directions

Place pears in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes, basting occasionally with cooking juices.
In a large salad bowl, combine the greens, tomatoes, cheese and pecans. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Divide among six serving plates; top each with a pear half. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Gorgonzola Pear Salad in Country Woman September/October 2006, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 311 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 716mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 3 medium pears, halved and cored
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  1. Place pears in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes, basting occasionally with cooking juices.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the greens, tomatoes, cheese and pecans. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Divide among six serving plates; top each with a pear half. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Gorgonzola Pear Salad in Country Woman September/October 2006, p43

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CarolynDT User ID: 7559937 166327
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"What a ht, the pears were just chopped into large chunks, never had the blue cheese but it was very good."

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