Toasted Walnut & Pear Salad

025Perfectly ripe pears, toasted walnuts and Gorgonzola makes a classic combination of delicious.

Cool, crisp and refreshing, this salad is fitting as a first course for an elegant dinner party or a simple lunch with a friend.

Use pears that are firm but ripe, a quality Gorgonzola and toasting the walnuts is an absolute must. Toss with Gorgonzola vinaigrette.



  • Romaine or spring greens
  • fresh pears
  • walnuts, toasted
  • Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Gorgonzola vinaigrette

In a large bowl, toss lettuce with some of the Gorgonzola vinaigrette.

To serve, place salad on individual plates, top with sliced pears, toasted walnuts and crumbles of Gorgonzola cheese. Drizzle some of the remaining dressing over the salad.

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  1. Gorgonzola Vinaigrette | Sicilian GirlSicilian Girl - June 8, 2014

    […] But for certain dishes this Gorgonzola vinaigrette is a flavorful addition. Drizzle it over fresh sliced pears or toss into Toasted Walnut and Pear Salad. […]

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