Asian Pear

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Description:

  • extra crisp
  • juicy
  • slight honey flavor
Best for:
  • slicing
  • salads

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ASIAN PEAR, WALNUT AND CHERRY SALAD WITH BLEU CHEESE

Ingredients: 1/4 cup lightly toasted walnuts, 1/4 cup dried cherries, 1 small Asian pear, 1/4 cup bleu cheese or Gorgonzola cheese, salad greens - makes one serving

This easy recipe allows you to wing it. Add more or less of any ingredient to suit your taste. The contrast of the tangy balsamic dressing with the bite of the bleu cheese and tartness of cherries and the Asian pear will make this a fall favorite.

Slice and core your Asian pear. Cut pear into bite-sized pieces. Grab a handful of mixed greens then sprinkle walnuts, cherries, Asian pear and bleu cheese over the greens. Top with balsamic vinaigrette dressing below.

Dressing Ingredients: 3 Tbs balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbs Dijon mustard, 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, 3 Tbs. canola oil, 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh basil, 1 small clove garlic, chopped, salt and pepper to taste. Combine all ingredients, shake and serve over salad.