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Pear Gorgonzola Salad with Pecans and Pomegranates

Top-down view of a fresh salad in a wooden bowl featuring mixed greens, sliced yellow pears, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, pomegranate seeds, and chopped pecans. Surrounding the bowl are a jar of balsamic vinaigrette dressing, a yellow pear, a striped cloth napkin, a pair of silver forks on salad plates, and wooden serving utensils on a light marble surface.

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Pear Gorgonzola Salad with Pecans and Pomegranates and a simple vinaigrette. This easy, delicious salad is easy to make and bursting with flavor.

 

Ingredients

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  • 4 ripe but firm Bartlett pears
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 1/2 quarts mixed greens
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice pears and chop pecans.
  2. Place mixed greens in a large bowl.
  3. Top mixed greens with sliced pears, chopped pecans, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese and pomegranate arils.
  4. To make the dressing, whisk olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Toss salad with dressing and serve immediately.

Keywords: pears, salad

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