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Stacked Pear Salad

© 2020 |

© 2020 |

This simple salad has a perfect mix of bitter peppery arugula, creamy, pungent blue cheese and crunchy walnuts dressed in a sweet tangy vinaigrette and nestled in layers of juicy, sweet Conference pears. The star of this Autumn salad is a whole pear that's been sliced and stacked - a fun way to make salads more exciting and tempting. Devour this salad as a light meal or serve it alongside grilled steak or fatty salmon.

  • 2 Conference pears, ripe yet firm
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • 100 g Arugula leaves
  • 80 g Walnut halves, toasted
  • 100 g Gorgonzola, cut into smaller triangles or crumbled
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp White balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Slice each pear horizontally into 4-5 slices depending on the size, retaining the core and stem. Toss the pears with freshly squeeze lime juice to keep them from browning.
  2. In a bowl or glass jar, mix together olive oil, walnut oil, vinegar, maple syrup / honey, Dijon mustard and minced garlic. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place arugula, toasted walnuts and blue cheese in a salad bowl. Drizzle some prepared dressing over and gently toss to coat.
  4. Assemble the pears on individual plates, with the arugula salad in between each slice. Drizzle a bit of vinaigrette over the pear and serve. | © 2020 | | © 2020 | | © 2020 |


Nammi 31/8/20 07:01

Love that pear tower. You always make me want to make a salad with your various salad creations. Hope ur doing well ;)

speedy70 31/8/20 08:43

Ma che meraviglia,a doro queste insalate!!!

Martyna 31/8/20 12:35

This looks very interesting ;)

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 31/8/20 13:25

This is gorgeous! You should have your own Tv show I love your presentations fantastic!

Nancy Chan 31/8/20 14:11

You are very creative and you always seem to come up with so many different variety of salad. I like the pear shape salad.

2pots2cook 31/8/20 14:12

So creative and tasty this tower. My son will love it for sure !

Suja Manoj 31/8/20 15:36

Beautiful presentation, yummy salad.

Kitchen Riffs 31/8/20 16:02

Arugula and blue cheese are made for each other! And walnuts add nice crunch and texture. Neat dish -- and delightful at this time of the year. Thanks.

Pam 31/8/20 17:25

Beautiful and delicious!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 31/8/20 18:44

A beautiful presentation worthy of entertaining! Pears and strong-flavored cheese are such a delicious combination.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 31/8/20 23:52

I adore pears and as usual, you've outdone yourself with a delicious recipe and beautiful, unique presentation!

Heidi | The Frugal Girls 1/9/20 01:14

Your pear salad is absolutely stunning... and who can resist those amazing slices of gorgonzola!!

Sherry's Pickings 1/9/20 05:12

hi angie
love your salad and the photos! this looks delicious and so fresh and tasty.

Sakuranko 1/9/20 05:54

Oh so nice and healthy recipe

Ron 1/9/20 12:18

This is one of our favorite salads, but I've never stacked the pears as you did. What a brilliant presentation.

Shashi at SavorySpin 1/9/20 15:46

I so love the presentation of this salad! The combination of sweet pears, peppery arugula, creamy, pungent blue cheese, crunchy walnuts and tangy vinaigrette is irresistible to me!

foodtravelandwine 1/9/20 15:58

WOW!....this is a piece of art!!...I love it!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Raymund 1/9/20 22:23

Ohh Angie here you are again with your fruity delights! This thing rocks and ticks all of the boxes in my like list. Gorgonzola, Lime, Maple, Walnut and Pears they are an amazing combination of flavours and texutres

Gemma 1/9/20 22:31

Wow the presentation on these pears is fantastic! They sound so delicious, and unique to anything I've ever tried before. I love your food photography!

tigerfish 1/9/20 22:32

How on earth did you manage to stack the pear upright so beautifully? What a masterpiece!

tigerfish 1/9/20 22:33
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Eva Taylor 2/9/20 13:34

This salad is definitely presented in restaurant-style! Love that it’s stacked, so pretty.

Valentina 3/9/20 05:24

Such delicious flavors together and your presentation is spectacular! :-) ~Valentina

Amy (Savory Moments) 3/9/20 13:02

Whoa! What a stunning and fun presentation this is!

Paola 5/9/20 07:19

Ma che bella! Si mangia anche con gli occhi.

Karen (Back Road Journal) 7/9/20 14:56

This is the time of your that I miss our orchard. We had more than a dozen pear trees and this would have been a wonderful recipe to serve to our friends. Once I start going to the market again, I'll look for some perfectly ripe pears and make this for my husband and I.

Noob Cook 9/9/20 08:08

The pear tower certainly looks like an art piece from the museum. How masterful!

grace 17/9/20 15:24

extra points for presentation! :)

Jeff the Chef 19/9/20 15:28

You've outdone yourself with that presentation!


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