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Grilled Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

2015-12-04

Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 2m
  • Ready In : 17m

A delicious contrast between sweet grilled fruit with salty robust blue cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe pears, cut into 11⁄2 cm thick wedges
  • 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3⁄4 cup raspberry preserves
  • 2 tbsps fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1⁄3 cup oil
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens
  • 1⁄2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
  • 3⁄4 cup roasted cashews
  • 1⁄2 cup blue cheese

Method

Step 1

Preheat grill to 180°C. Grill pear wedges for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden.

Step 2

Whisk together red wine vinegar, raspberry preserves, basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add canola oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth.

Step 3

Combine salad greens, onion, pomegran- ate seeds, cashews, blue cheese and pears in a large bowl. Drizzle with desired amount of vinaigrette, and toss to combine.

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