Caramelized Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

Caramelized Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

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Loaded with sweet, caramelised pears, salty and creamy blue cheese and slightly bitter nuts, this fresh salad is full of delicious flavors. Oh! And i Read More
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Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Serves

2-4 People

Ingredients

 

  • 2 pears peeled cored and sliced into wedges (8 per pear)
  • 50g Butter
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 100g walnuts or pecans
  • 200g blue cheese/gorgonzola
  • A generous bowl of mixed baby salad leaves
  • Fresh coriander leaves

 

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Method

Place the butter and sugar in a wide pan over medium-high heat.

 

Add pears once sugar is dissolved and reduce heat slightly.

 

Toss pears around until slightly softened and caramelized to a golden brown.

 

Remove from the heat and keep warm.

 

To make the dressing, place the balsamic vinegar in a saucepan with the icing sugar.

 

Bring to the boil and simmer until reduced, and syrupy. Test by placing a spoonful on a cool plate to see if thickened. Cool slightly before dressing salad.

 

Toast nuts in an oven at 180C for 7-10minutes, tossing once halfway through.

 

SERVING:

Arrange a small number of salad leaves on each plate. Place 4 caramelized pear wedges around the leaves then crumble some of the blue cheese/gorgonzola over each. sprinkle over some toasted nuts and fresh coriander leaves and top with a drizzle of balsamic dressing.

 

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