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


  • 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


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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