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