Irresistibly Easy Salad with Pear and Gorgonzola

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  • An easy Pear Salad recipe tossed and ready to enjoy in just a few minutes!
    Easy salad recipe with white wine vinaigrette

    Fall is coming upon us, and for me, that means a transition in our dinner menus. There is nothing more simple than making a fresh salad, from the dressing up! I was telling friend and photographer Alea, just how quick it is to make your own salad dressing.

    She was amazed it could be done in just 3 minutes. Actually, more often than not, less than 1. Especially when you get the hang of it.

    Once you’ve had it, you’ll never buy another bottle again! This combination is just one of my favorite easy salad recipes – I make it time and time again as a starter or to enjoy as dinner.

    My Pear Salad recipe is simple, but holds a few secrets!
    I top it with fresh gorgonzola, not pre crumbled which tends to be dry.  Candied walnuts give it a delicious crunch. You can often purchase them in the store, or you can make your own candied walnuts with my easy recipe! Finally,  ripe barlett pears are key – they’re unbelievably tender and full of flavor!
    I recreated this salad after my favorite restaurants in Kansas City discontinued it. It tastes even better than it looks.
    white wine vinaigrette recipe
    This arugula Pear Salad is irresistibly easy and has become incredibly popular on my site through the years!
    A quick & easy pear salad - perfect as a side or entree!
    To serve, I like to pile it high on a platter so everyone can enjoy a good mix.
    Pear & walnut salad with white wine vinaigrette in minutes! Get the recipe at julieblanner.com

    Pear Salad Recipe:

    To really see how quick and easy this Irresistible Salad Recipe is, watch the video in this post.

    Pear and Walnut Salad | Irresistibly Easy Salad

    An easy Pear Salad recipe tossed and ready to enjoy in just a few minutes!

    Course Salad
    Cuisine American, Italian
    Keyword healthy, vinaigrette
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 278 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 6 c arugula
    • 5 oz gorgonzola anything but pre-crumbled}
    • 2 1/2 oz candied walnuts
    • 1 bartlet pear ripe
    • 1/3 c olive oil
    • 1/3 c white wine vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
    • pepper

    Instructions

    1. In a jar with an airtight lid, shake the second set of ingredients. Toss with arugula & top with gorgonzola, walnuts & ripe pear.
    Nutrition Facts
    Pear and Walnut Salad | Irresistibly Easy Salad
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 278 Calories from Fat 207
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 23g 35%
    Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    Cholesterol 17mg 6%
    Sodium 389mg 16%
    Potassium 164mg 5%
    Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 7g
    Protein 6g 12%
    Vitamin A 13.1%
    Vitamin C 5.2%
    Calcium 16.6%
    Iron 4.3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    {photography: Alea Lovely}
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    Julie
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