Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad

    20 minutes

    This is a lovely combination of flavours and textures - sweet pears, tart blue cheese and crunchy toasted walnuts. Perfect salad for a dinner party.


    South Australia, Australia
    4 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 80g walnut halves
    • 2 ripe pears
    • 1 witlof, leaves separated
    • 2 handfuls rocket
    • 2 handfuls mixed salad leaves
    • 80g blue cheese
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    • sea salt
    • freshly ground pepper

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Spread the walnut halves on an oven tray and toast them for 5 minutes or so in a moderate oven.
    2. Halve the pears lengthwise, remove the cores. Cut the halves into even slices.
    3. Mix the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a salad bowl. Add the witlof, rocket and mixed salad leaves and toss well.
    4. Divide the salad between four plates. Add half a pear's worth of slices to each plate and sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese and toasted walnuts.

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