From Eating Well magazine, one of my favorite salads. The flavors blend so well and compliment and the textures are marvelous. If you have the white cheddar with a red pear, the colors are nice. When I get a green pear I just use yellow cheddar.
The key is chopping the veggies into small pieces. This is what gives the salad such a clean, fresh taste. The small pieces impart juices and flavor. No dressing required. This is good for lunch or as a side dish for dinner. It can be kept in the refrigerator for several days. NOTE: For a Fatoush-type of salad, toast or broil a slice of pita bread; break-up the crispy pieces into the salad.
From Pampered Chef. With only 7 ingredients, plus salt and pepper, this simple salad is great served with a nice crusty bread. Because it contains no mayonnaise, this salad also travels well for picnics or barbecues.
Finally, I have my MIL's salad dressing recipe. It's one of my husband's favorites. It has whole cloves in it, so either remove them before serving, or be sure to let people know so they don't eat them.