Tossed Green Salad With Gorgonzola & Pear Dressing

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Found in an online search in response to a request, this sounds so good that I'm posting it so I can find it! Developed by CeCe Sullivan of The Seattle Times food staff.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the dressing:
  2. In a blender or food processor, puree the.
  3. drained pear halves with the lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper until very smooth and silky.
  4. Transfer to a jar, cover andrefrigerate.
  5. To prepare the salad: Place the chopped walnuts in a small dry skillet. Toast over medium heat about 4 minutes, until fragrant. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  6. Place the salad mix in a bowl and cover with a paper towel. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. Peel the tough outer skin from the bell pepper with a vegetable peeler. You probably won't be able to get all of the peeling off, especially in the crevices of the pepper. Stem, seed and finely sliver the pepper; put.
  8. into the bowl with the salad.
  9. Just before serving, core and dice the pear and add to the salad with the walnuts and Gorgonzola. Add the dressing, toss to coat and serve.


Most Helpful

Great dressing which I made with the addition of finely chopped candied ginger and some golden pear liqeur. I used white balsamic vinegar. My pear salad was made with barletts and cambozola cheese and I addded fresh fennel and candied walnuts. Yum!

ritchiekat October 11, 2015

Very elegant salad. The dressing was too sour to my taste, so I added some honey and juice from the pear can. Next time I will use only two tablesppons of lemon juice. I didn't use bell pepper, but it was still great.

InnerHarmonyNutrition February 18, 2007

This is a wonderful warm, summer early-evening salad. DH and I both enjoyed it with a glass of Blanc. I think it would also taste great with a bit of baby spinach if you didn't have access to mixed salad greens. For this and other salads, I plate them and pop them into the freezer for about 60 - 90 seconds to give them an edge. This is a great salad, Thanks Impera!

AKillian24 September 04, 2006

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