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Winter Pear and Stilton Salad

Winter Pear and Stilton Salad

Winter Pear and Stilton Salad


Makes 6 to 8 servings


1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar
4 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ripe Bosc, Bartlett or Anjou pears
Lemon juice (optional)
5 cups assorted gourmet mixed salad greens (such as oakleaf, frisee, watercress, radicchio, arugula or escarole), torn into bite size pieces
2 cups torn Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) Stilton or Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
Black pepper


  1. Combine oil, vinegar, honey, mustard and salt in small bowl. Stir until well blended. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.
  2. Cut pears into quarters; remove stem and core. Cut each quarter into 1/2-inch pieces. To help prevent discoloration, brush pear pieces with lemon juice, if desired.
  3. Combine all salad greens in large bowl. Add pears, cheese and dressing. Toss lightly to coat; season to taste with pepper.

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