Friday, April 17, 2009

Pear and Gorgonzola Salad


Hey ya'll, I'm back and recovering from a whirlwind of a three day trip. Heather and I have been friends since we were wearing training bras, and I was so excited to hear that she is moving to PA, just a few hours north of me. So we spent the last three days searching for a place for her to live. It wasn't quite as fun as vacationing, but nothing is better then catching up with an old friend, especially when that friend is practically a sister to you! And a huge shout out to my two kids, who were absolute angels on a trip that required them to be patient and spend a lot of time in the car. I'm a lucky mommy.

Have you ever discovered a new dish, and so you end up eating it over and over until you're practically sick of it, but not really because it's so good? I can already tell that this is how I'm going to be with this salad. A friend of mine brought it over for lunch the other day, and I immediately fell in love with it. I crave it, and make it all the time now. Luckily it only requires a few ingredients and takes no time at all to put together. It's exploding with flavor, especially the pungent Gorgonzola with sweet pears, I love it!

Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

Ingredients

Any lettuce mix (I really like the Spring mix, or just romaine and arugula)
1 pear sliced
1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese
Favorite Honey-Dijon dressing
1/8 cup chopped caramelized pecans or walnuts

Directions

Coat lettuce with dressing, plate. Top with pears, Gorgonzola cheese and caramelized nuts. Enjoy!

To made caramelized nuts, plate nuts and a few teaspoons granulated sugar in a dry saute pan. Turn heat to high-medium and stir constantly until sugar melts and coats the nuts. Remove from heat immediately and transfer nuts to a plate to cool. Freeze leftovers.

16 comments:

Ingrid said...

Ooooo, that sounds AND looks good! Salads are my fave and can easily eat one everyday! Thanks for sharing this one with us!

Btw, you are lucky!!My three bicker after the first five minutes, for the next 20, are quiet for about 15, and then are back at it for the last 5 minutes. :)
~ingrid

Sara said...

I love these kind of salads! Yours looks especially good :)

girlichef said...

Yum! One of my favorite combos...looks divine! Perfect on a gorgeous Spring day like today.

Gina said...

Your picture is amazing, love this salad. I am going to have to make it this week.

Pam said...

I love pear with gorgonzola - they are a perfect match. The salad looks tasty.

Debbie said...

The salad looks delicious....sounds like you had a fun time with your friend...Good for you!!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks absolutely fantastic teresa. Love the pear gorgonzola combo and honey dijon, it must be sooo delicious.

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a handsome salad!!! Every time I hear the word Gorgonzola I think of the Wallace & Grommit claymation story about that cheese LOL.

burpandslurp said...

pear and gorgonzola is such a great combo! I remember they had this as a seasonal salad in Panera once and I loved it!

Netts Nook said...

Wow that salad looks great as usual. Teresa sounds like you had a fun week glad you made it home safe and sound.
Traveling with small children is fun.

Elyse said...

Heather sounds absolutely great! So glad you and she got a moment to catch up. I just love pear and gorgonzola salad. It's such an awesome flavor combination. Totally delicious!

Kristen said...

Mmm, what a tasty looking salad

the ungourmet said...

Mmm. I love everything in this salad!

Thanks for hopping over to my blog and for the nice comments!

Melissa said...

I love Gorgonzola cheese! This salad looks awesome!!

Food For a Hungry Soul said...

I love pears and Gorgonzola together. Always a winning combo.

Alissa said...

What a cool combo! I'll have to try this one for sure! I LOVE gorganzola!