Roquefort Pear Salad

Roquefort Pear Salad

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This is the best salad I've ever eaten and I make it all the time. It is tangy from the blue cheese, fruity from the pears, and crunchy from the caramelized pecans. The mustard vinaigrette pulls it all together.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 426
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 30m


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


  • 1   In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/4 cup 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.
  • 2   For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • 3   In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 31.6g 49%
    Saturated Fat 8.0g  
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 654mg 26%
Potassium 478mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 33.1g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7.4g 29%
Protein 8g 16%
Sugars 21g  
Vitamin A 3870IU  
Vitamin C 18mg  
Calcium 203mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 45mg  
Folate 72mcg