Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette

I knew as soon as I saw this recipe I would like it. My intuition was not wrong as I’ve enjoyed this salad repeatedly over the last week.


For the salad:

Pears, ripe, but firm

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Lettuce (I used Spring Mix)


Crumbled blue or Gorgonzola cheese (I used blue)

For the vinaigrette:

1 tsp Dijon mustard

3 tbsp walnuts

3 tbsp white wine vinegar

1/2 cup walnut oil

S & P to taste

1 1-2 tbsp sugar


To make the dressing put the mustard, walnuts, white wine vinegar, & sugar into a food processor & process for a minute. Add in the oil & process until you’ve reached a smooth, creamy consistency. Season with S&P to taste.

Slice the pears, about a 1/4 inch & sprinkle with lemon juice on both sides to prevent browning.

To plates add lettuce, sprinkle with walnuts, cheese of your choice, slices of pears & drizzle with vinaigrette. Enjoy!

Adapted slightly from:

Notes: the original recipe does not list sugar for the dressing. When I first made the salad, I made it as instructed, but both my husband & I both thought it needed just a bit of sugar so I adjusted as listed.

Also, if you slice the pears just prior to serving & eating, you can safely omit the lemon juice to prevent the pears from browning.

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