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Pear and Walnut Salad with Bibb Lettuce and Blue Cheese Crumbles

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Pear and Walnut Salad with Bibb Lettuce and Blue Cheese Crumbles

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When looking for a no-fuss and lite salad to serve alongside dinner, or as a standalone, consider tossing bibb lettuce with a simple vinaigrette and finishing with pears, blue cheese and walnuts. Not only is it delicious, it’s show-stopping putting dinner on the table in no time!

Yield: 2 servings

Oven: N/A

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

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Vinaigrette:

2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt, to taste

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Salad:

1 head Bibb lettuce, cleaned and torn into bite size pieces

1 Anjou or Bosc pear, cored and thinly sliced

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, plus more if desired

1/4 cup toasted walnuts

Method:

1.   In a small mason jar with a tight fitting lid, add white balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Secure the lid and shake until emulsified. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

2.   In a medium size bowl, add lettuce and gently toss with vinaigrette.

3.   Divide among two plates and garnish with pear slices, blue cheese crumble and walnuts to finish.

 

Kitchen Note: Feel free to substitute apples, like Honeycrisp, for the pears.