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Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad

My local grocery recently remodeled their store and added a specialty cheese department. I purchased a delicious English Blue Stilton cheese there which I used in this salad. The walnuts were candied in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad

  • 1 – 5 oz container baby spring mix lettuce
  • 2 Bartlett pears
  • 1/2 lb. English Blue Stilton cheese
  • 1 cup walnuts candied and chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

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Heat butter in a saute pan until melted, stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts coating them all. Place the walnuts on a baking sheet covered in foil on 375 degrees for 5 – 8 minutes until they darken. Remove them from oven and let them cool. Once cool chop them for the salad. Slice the pears. In a large mixing bowl, add the pears, chopped nuts and crumble in the blue cheese. Serve with a balsamic dressing.

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Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

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Spinach Salad

  • 1 – 6 oz container of fresh spinach
  • 2 Gala apples
  • 4 scallions
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts

Chop onions and apples and set aside. Toss all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

Pomegranate Dressing

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Pom pomegranate juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Italian spices
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Whisk the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Makes a little over a cup of dressing.

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