Fresh and Easy: Wedge Salad with Pear and Blue Cheese Dressing

Wedge Salad with Pear and Blue Cheese Dressing
Recipe courtesy of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Salad

  • 1 head red leaf lettuce
  • ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Dressing

  • ? cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pear nectar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Bartlett pear, peeled, cored and divided
  • ½ cup coarsely crumbled blue cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions: 

  1. In a blender, add oil, pear nectar, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, ½ pear (diced), blue cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Cut red leaf lettuce into wedges and thinly slice remaining ½ pear lengthwise. Place the lettuce wedges on a salad plate.  Top with pear slices, hazelnuts and cranberries.
  3. Top with dressing and serve.