5.28.2010

Pear, Pecan, and Gorgonzola Salad

My husband LOVES this salad and, honestly, I just can't get ENOUGH of it either. It's the BEST when we can use the ripe PEARS from our own tree, but it's too hard to WAIT until September!


Pear, Pecan, and Gorgonzola Salad
Chopped or torn lettuce
2 pears sliced or cubed
1 tub Gorgonzola crumbles
Cooked bacon, crumbled
Craisins
Candied pecans
Red Wine Vinaigrette (check Salad Dressing posts!)

Other options:
Grilled or cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
Sliced or cubed apple
Sliced or quartered strawberries

The prep for this salad is what takes the longest! When you have everything ready, just layer it all on dinner plates and top with the dressing. This salad is soooooo good, you'll want seconds for sure!

TIP: I love trying out different dressings, so don't feel like you have to stick with the Red Wine Vinaigrette. I recently tried a Pear Vinaigrette by Cardini's, and I think a good poppyseed or balsamic vinaigrette would be yummy on this salad as well. Or really, any type of dressing that is sweet and fruity!

1 comment:

  1. mmmmm...that looks SO good right now:) - jules

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