This salad is a side. Don’t worry, I’m not going all rabbit on you. Just enjoying these awesome flavors all together.
Salads are so much fun for me but I feel like they often get forgotten in the winter when the produce isn’t as plentiful.
I am always trying to make a fun one up to compensate for the lack of fresh everything.
I like all different kinds of lettuce but for this one I just picked a spring mix.
I used a Bosc pear for this recipe. The skin of a Bosc pear is crisp and the inside is semi firm, not too sweet and juicy. Perfect for this salad.
This dressing is mild with just a little tang and slightly sweet from maple syrup.
Creamy blue cheese (that I crumbled) and sweetened/spiced walnuts topped it off. If you cant find walnuts that are already sweetened/spiced in the store you can use a recipe like this. You could even just toast them and they would still be good.
All the flavors together work brilliantly.
It comes together in minutes. Take a try and add this to your next meal!
WINTER SALAD WITH PEAR, BLUE CHEESE and WALNUTS
makes 4 very small salads or two large
a hungry apple original
1 bag spring mix salad
1 Bosc pear, sliced thin
4 ounces good quality blue cheese, crumbled (about a 1/4 cup)
1/2 of a small shallot, finely diced
2 teaspoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
sea salt, pinch
3 twists freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions and directions:
In a small bowl, combine shallot, syrup, vinegar, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil.
Layer salad, cheese, pear and walnuts in a bowl or on a plate. Drizzle with dressing.