#1 Roquefort Pear Salad Recipe


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Pears, pecans, avocado, and Roquefort cheese create an interesting combo and a delicious salad.

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6 servings


  • 1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 pears - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 5 oz. Roquefort cheese, crumbled
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 C. thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 C. white sugar
  • 1/2 C. pecans
  • 1/3 C. olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 pinch fresh ground black pepper to taste

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In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/4 C. of sugar together with the pecans. Continue stirring gently until sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool, and break into pieces. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 tsp. sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper. In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

Yield: 6 Servings

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