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Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

lassic combination of ingredients, cheeseboard favourites transformed in salad form with the addition of pepper rocket lettuce!Ideal to serve as a starter, light lunch or as a side for a main that's not too rich.We go light on the dressing here because the blue cheese and juice from the pears act as part of the dressing. See Note 1 for my recommende blue cheeses.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, any
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mixed greens
  • Blue cheese
  • Chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • peel and slice two ripe pears and place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.
  • Wash and dry a few handfuls of mixed greens and place them in a large bowl.
  • Add the roasted pears to the salad.
  • Crumble a few ounces of blue cheese over the top of the salad.
  • Sprinkle a handful of chopped walnuts over the top.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey to make the vinaigrette.
  • Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and serve immediately.
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