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Gorgonzola Pear Salad

This quick, easy recipe really showcases pears. When I have leftover cooked chicken, I often add it to the recipe to make a main dish salad.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (1-1/4 cups dressing)


  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 medium pears, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional


  • For dressing, in a blender, combine the vinegar, pear halves and salt; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
  • In a salad bowl, combine the greens, chopped pears, tomato, walnuts and cheese. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing; toss to coat. Serve with pepper if desired. Refrigerate any leftover dressing.

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