Walnut, Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

Walnut, Pear, Gorgonzola Salad

This week’s recipe is a gentle twist in the traditional walnut salad. Why? Because you can use the Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Walnuts we made last week to give this baby an added kick.

Take a look, salad never tasted so good!

Walnut, Pear, Gorgonzola Salad ingredients

 

Cooking and prep time: 15 minutes or less.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup walnuts chopped *
  • 2 small, ripe pears, cut into thin strips
  • 100g Gorgonzola cheese, cubed
  • 1 red capsicum cut into thin strips
  • 2 large handfuls of mixed salad leaves
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl combine walnuts, pears, cheese, capsicum and salad leaves.

2. Mix olive oil, vinegar and mustard together in another smaller bowl, or shake in a well sealed jar, until well combined.

3. Pour olive oil mixture over salad, add salt and pepper to taste, then mix everything together one last time.

Recipe notes:

*For best results use the maple syrup and cinnamon walnuts recipe from last week.

**Plain walnuts can also be lightly browned in a frying pan. Allow to cool before adding to the salad.

*** If Gorgonzola is unavailable, other cheese alternatives can be used, including parmesan

 

 


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Katerina Simms is a Romance Writer & Recovering Former Mermaid, born on a sunny Mediterranean island. These days she resides in Melbourne, Australia, where she spends her days writing novels and musing on her highly successful blog. For regular updates, feel free to Subscribe to her newsletter.

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    • Katerina Simms Author at 9:26 pm

      Thanks Bastiaan, your site is awesome too, I’m looking forward to more of your posts. Enjoy the salad 😀

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