Spring Greens With Pears, Sugared Walnuts & Gorgonzola

Ingredients

Salad:
6 cups Spring salad greens
2 red pears, cored & thinly sliced
8 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, coarsely crumbled
Sugared Walnuts:
1 cup walnut halves
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Dressing:
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Preparation

1
Salad: Combine Spring greens, pears and herbs (if desired) in a large salad bowl. Top with cooled sugared walnuts.
2
Right before serving, toss salad with desired amount of dressing. Add Gorgonzola crumbles at the very last, tossing lightly to incorporate into the salad.
3
Sugared Walnuts: In a small pan, saute walnuts and sugar over medium heat until almonds are caramelized, stirring often (they will be light brown and coated with melted sugar), approximately 4-6 minutes. Spread the walnuts on foil or wax paper. After they cool, break apart.
4
For the dressing: Combine ingredients in a jar or container with a lid and shake well. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.

 



Comments

Andie Mitchell's picture

A perfect summertime salad!

Jill Lucas's picture

How much red wine vinegar? One cup? That sounds like a lot.

jeffri's picture

1/3C. Try Champagne Vinegar - it's wonderful

Yield:

6.0

Added:

Friday, May 14, 2010 - 12:30pm

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