Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Autumn Pear Salad with Balsamic Pomegranate Vinaigrette...


I really love the fall.

The kids are off to school.

I love the crispness in the air.

I get to bake more.

Oh, let me count the ways.... but I won't. We'd be here all day!

Not only do I love all that comes along with fall, but I also love to make salads. I love them because you can turn something so basic as lettuce or mixed greens, into a fabulous creation!

I bought some pears at the store, and some Gorgonzola, and I thought, "What to do with these delicious ingredients?" Immediately I thought of a salad. Something for fall.

This is what I came up with and it's wonderful... if I do say so myself.

Autumn Pear Salad

  • Baby Romaine Greens, Mixed
  • 5-4 Fresh Un-Peeled Pear Wedges
  • Walnuts, Roughly Chopped
  • Gorgonzola Cheese, Crumbled

Balsamic Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • 1 Tablespoon Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Good Quality

On a serving plate for one, place a large hand full of greens. Add the pear wedges, then the walnuts and Gorgonzola to taste. Set aside.

For the vinaigrette, add all of the ingredients to a small mason jar. Attach the lid and shake vigorously until well combined. Makes 4 oz. of vinaigrette. Drizzle a tablespoon or so, over the salad.  

You can easily double this recipe for a family sized salad. You can also mix the vinaigrette into the salad (to taste) first, toss, then add the other toppings. 



  1. This salad sounds delicious, love the Vinaigrette!

  2. This is my kind of salad!

    1. I love the combo of pears and Gorgonzola... they play well together :)


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