Pear Gorgonzola Walnut Salad

Posted September 29, 2015 in recipe, salad, Fall, healthy, healthy eating, healthy cooking, winter, pears, gorgonzola, walnuts, healthy fats


To be honest, I don’t love eating salads in the fall and winter.

During the summer, salads are my fave. I could eat one every day. But when the weather starts to cool off, I start to crave comfort food - warm, cheesy, carby comfort food.

But I feel better when I eat lots of produce. So to make sure I eat enough fresh produce during the fall and winter, I try to get more creative with my salads.

This pear salad is sooooo good!

I’m obsessed with Gorgonzola. It’s so flavorful and pairs really well with sweet flavors.

I also made my own salad dressing, which I highly recommend. Making your own salad dressing is easy and so much healthier than bottled dressings. I made just enough for this salad, but you can make larger batches and store it in the fridge for a few days.

Pear Gorgonzola Walnut Salad

2 cups mixed greens

½ pear, chopped

1-2 tbsp. walnuts

2 tbsp. Gorgonzola, crumbled

1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. pure maple syrup

Place greens on a plate. Top with chopped pear, walnuts and Gorgonzola. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Drizzle dressing over salad.

Enjoy!

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