Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What's for Dinner [Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salad]

Dear friends D and S made the most delicious salad for our dinner Sunday night.  So delicious that I scrawled the recipe down on a napkin and made it the very next day.  Y'all have to try this, especially since pears are on sale this week at Kroger ;).

Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salad
They originally found the recipe in the paper

  • 1 Bartlett pear, cored and sliced lengthwise into thin strips
  • 3/4 c. crumbled blue cheese
  • 3/4 c. walnut halves, toasted (*I didn't toast, just threw them in there)
  • 8 large romaine lettuce leaves, torn
  • 1/4 c. olive oil1
  • /4 c. cider vinegar
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 large basil leaves, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 T honey
  • Dear friends D and S added red onion, which was a brilliant move!!
Mix the pear, cheese, walnuts and romaine in a salad bowl.  Stir the oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, salt and honey in a small bowl with a wire whisk.  Toss the dressing with the salad just before serving.

(*I just threw all the ingredient in a mason jar, like I do most of my dressings.  I may or may not have gotten a little teary eyed as I added the honey.....we discovered last week that our very healthy, thriving bee hives were empty.  No bees.  I'm pretty crushed, as they were established and seemed to be doing so well.  We'll try again in the spring.)

Happy Cooking!

1 comment:

Thanks so much for buzzing by! I look forward to hearing from you!

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