Pear Salad With Roquefort And Walnuts Recipe

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Servings: 8

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 c. Sherry or possibly Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh thyme or possibly 1 tsp. dry
  • 1/2 c. & 1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 c. Mixed baby greens
  • 4 lrg Pears peeled cored and cut into 12 slices
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 c. Roquefort cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 c. walnuts minced & toasted

Directions

  1. * Toast on cookie sheet 5 minutes in 350* oven
  2. Combine vinegar and thyme, gradually whisk in 1/2 c. of extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt & pepper. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. of oil in skillet over medium heat, add in pears and sugar and saute/fry till pears are tender about 8 minutes. Increase heat to high and saute/fry till golden about 5 min longer. Divide salad greens among eight plates, arrange six pear slices on greens sprinkle with walnuts and Roquefort cheese and drizzle with dressing on top just before serving.
  3. Mary's
  4. Note: I made a variation of this 2 years at Thanksgiving. I used apples instead of pears. The sugar was omitted. I changed the vinegar to NATURAL cider vinegar. This particular vinegar has a more pronounced apple taste. I used sunflower oil, but a lightly flavored extra virgin olive oil would be OK. Next time I make this I think I will do the apple version and add in some walnut oil to the dressing in place of some of the other oil.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 337g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 479  
Calories from Fat 258 54%
Total Fat 29.29g 37%
Saturated Fat 8.34g 33%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 1046mg 44%
Potassium 353mg 10%
Total Carbs 39.59g 11%
Dietary Fiber 12.0g 40%
Sugars 17.61g 12%
Protein 15.11g 24%
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