Recipe courtesy of John Villa

Autumn Salad with Aged Sherry Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 2 servings
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1/3 ounce olive oil

1 ounce Spanish Sherry Vinegar

1 shallot, minced

1 bunch chives, minced

Pinch sugar

Salt and pepper

4 to 5 ounce of mesclun greens

2 ounces mashed walnut pieces

4 ounces crumbles Stilton Cheese (or bleu cheese)

1 Bartlett Pear, halved then sliced thins


  1. Combine the olive oil. sherry vinegar, shallot, chives, sugar and salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk together. Let stand for a few minutes to combine flavors. In a large bowl, toss greens, walnuts, Stilton cheese, and pear together. Pack the dressing and greens in separate containers. Before serving, drizzle just enough dressing to cover greens before serving.