Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

    20 minutes

    Healthy and with some strong flavours this is a perfect salad to team up with a boldly flavoured BBQ meat or eat alone for lunch.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 pears, halved, cored and sliced lengthways
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk
    • 3 teaspoons white wine vinegar
    • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, cut into 3cm pieces
    • 4 cups torn green lettuce
    • 4 cups torn radicchio or other red lettuce
    • 2 cups watercress leaves
    • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced cucumber, halved
    • 2 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled

    Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Toss the pears with 2 tablespoons of the buttermilk in a small bowl to prevent browning. Whisk together the remaining buttermilk, the vinegar, and a pinch each of salt and pepper in another small bowl. Stir in the chives.
    2. Toss together the lettuces, watercress and cucumber in a large bowl. Arrange the greens on plates and top with the blue cheese and the sliced pears. Drizzle the salad with a little of the buttermilk dressing, if you like, and serve the remainder separately.

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    This looks delicious. I have recently started adding some easy flavor to a salad by including chunks of shingo pears from Trader Joe's. High recommend it!  -  12 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes Southeast Asia)