Delightful Pear Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese











Looking for a simple yet elegant dish that pairs perfectly with your dinner plans? This Pear Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese is a delightful combination of sweet pears, tangy blue cheese, crunchy walnuts, and fresh salad leaves, all brought together with a zesty lemon dressing. It's a superb choice for those following gluten-free and lacto ovo vegetarian diets, packed with flavors and ready in just 45 minutes. Whether impressing guests or treating yourself, this salad is bound to satisfy.


Step 1: Prepare the Pears and Salad

Start your salad by ensuring your pears can stand tall on the plate; trim the base if necessary. Arrange the pears and a generous helping of salad leaves in individual serving bowls. Scatter chopped celery around for an additional splash of crunch and color. This step is all about creating a visually appealing base for your delicious dressings and toppings to come.
Pro Tip: To keep pears from browning, lightly brush with lemon juice

Step 2: Mix the Dressing

Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and chopped chives in a small bowl to create your dressing. The key here is to balance the tangy lemon with the richness of the oil, enhanced by the subtle flavor of chives. Once mixed, gently pour this zesty dressing over each salad, ensuring an even coverage. This not only adds flavor but also gives your salad a glistening, inviting look.
Pro Tip: Adjust the lemon and oil ratio to suit your taste

Step 3: Add Cheese and Walnuts

For the final touch, sprinkle each salad with crumbled blue cheese and toasted walnuts, distributing them equally among the bowls. The creaminess of the blue cheese and the crunchy texture of the walnuts add depth and contrast, elevating the salad to a truly gourmet experience. Arrange them artistically to captivate the eyes as well as the palate.
Pro Tip: Toast walnuts ahead of time for extra crunch and flavor