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.
Yield: 6 servings
5 from 4 votes

Autumn Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
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

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
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 5