Recipe courtesy of Nancy Thomas

Blue-Cheese-Pear-Pecan Salad

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 to 2 Asian pears

3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

3/4 pecan halves, toasted

2 heads Romaine lettuce, leaves only

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

3 cloves garlic, crushed

5 fresh basil leaves, minced

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Mix the pears, cheese, pecans and romaine in a medium-sized salad bowl.
  2. For the dressing; stir together the vinegar, garlic, basil, honey, salt, and pepper and then add oil slowly in a small bowl with wire whisk. Toss the dressing with the salad just before serving.

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