Autumn Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola

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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.

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

160.5 Cals 4.5 Protein 10.5 Carbs 12.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
Sweet Autumn pears, honey Dijon dressing, crunchy pecans, and gorgonzola cheese.

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

Instructions

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6th, Calories: 160.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.5g, Protein: 4.5g, Fat: 12.5g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: Gluten Free, low carb, Vegetarian Meals

 

 

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28 comments

  1. Great fall salad.

  2. Yum! I threw in some dried cranberries as well. The dressing is just perfect, and the combination of flavors — salty, musky, sweet, tangy — so good!

  3. My husband and I love this salad. The sweetness of the pears offsets the bite in the gorgonzola. The honey in the dressing offsets the tartness of the red wine vinegar. The nuts and the pears also give it an amazing crunch. This has become one of our weekly go to salads when meal prepping for the week!

  4. This was the best salad I’ve made at home in a very long time!!

  5. This is delicious!!

  6. I made this salad to take to a  dinner party with friends. It got rave reviews. Everyone loved it and I now I have been requested to make it again for a future dinner. The only deviation is that I added dried cranberries. Delicious. 

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