Autumn Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola

Sweet Autumn pears, honey Dijon dressing, crunchy pecans, and gorgonzola cheese. I love a good salad with lots of texture and flavors, this salad is a healthy addition to your Fall table. Simple and elegant, apples can be substituted for pears if you wish.

Sweet Autumn pears, honey Dijon dressing, crunchy pecans, and gorgonzola cheese. I love a good salad with lots of texture and flavors, this salad is a healthy addition to your Fall table. Simple and elegant, apples can be substituted for pears if you wish.

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Autumn Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola

Sweet Autumn pears, honey Dijon dressing, crunchy pecans, and gorgonzola cheese. I love a good salad with lots of texture and flavors, this salad is a healthy addition to your Fall table. Simple and elegant, apples can be substituted for pears if you wish.

Ingredients:

For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

For the salad:

  • 2 small ripe pears, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 8 oz mixed baby greens (baby spinach, arugula, radicchio, etc.)
  • 1 oz (about 20 halves) pecans

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil and blend.
  2. In a salad bowl combine baby greens, pears, gorgonzola cheese and pecans.
  3. When you are ready to serve, add the vinaigrette and toss well.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/6th

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 5
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 160.5 calories
  • Total Fat: 12.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10.5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 4.5g
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