Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pears & Apple Salad w/Blue Cheese

Pear & Apple Salad w/Blue Cheese

1 head of Boston lettuce
3 oz of organic spring mix w/baby lettuces
1 d’anju pear thinly sliced (core removed)
1 Fuji apple thinly sliced (core removed)
1 rib of celery thinly sliced (optional)
½ cup grated carrots
¼ cup walnuts
¼ cup of blue cheese crumbled
Vinaigrette see below
 (if you don't want pears and apples to brown you can toss them with a little lemon juice and or a little vinaigrette)

Wash lettuces & tear them into a large bowl, add pears, apples, celery & carrots, Gently toss, add Vinaigrette when ready to serve, then toss and top with walnuts and blue cheese.


¼ tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp cider vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper or 4 grinds
1 TBS + ½ tsp honey
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

In a bowl add mustard, cider vinegar, salt and pepper and whisk to blend. Add honey and whisk to blend in again. Slowly add olive oil whisking continually until combined. If you add all oil at once it could separate.

It is a bit sweet and a little sour but it works great with the salad.

Serve with French baguette or your favorite bread warm with butter.

Serves 4 

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