Generally, I probably wouldn’t put up a recipe for a salad.  I feel like everyone has very specific preferences for what they like on their salad, and will usually just assemble one with whatever they have in the fridge.  This salad however, is special.  When I made pizza for my roommates, I didn’t want to fill them up on too much else but pizza, so I decided a salad was the way to go.  Me being me, though, I couldn’t just throw any salad together.  I got this idea from one of my favorite restaurants ever in my hometown that serves bruschetta with pears, gorgonzola and honey.  I figured I would change it up a bit and use it as inspiration for my salad, and it turned out great.  This salad is really easy, and almost doesn’t call for a recipe, but I LOVED the dressing and am definitely using it as my new go-t0 salad dressing.

Mixed Green Salad with Pears and Honey Balsamic Dressing

Serves 4

  • one bag mixed greens (I used Trader Joes…not surprising)
  • 2 Bosc pears, sliced into sections
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Make the dressing.  Take your balsamic vinegar in a bowl and whisk in the honey until smooth.  Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture, whisking as you go.

perfect dressing

Assemble your salad: add the pears, walnuts and cheese.  Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss!



One response »

  1. Steve says:

    Greetings from a new foodie blogger

    Hi there!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site recently and was pretty impressed. I’ve added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn’t well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I’ve subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:

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