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Holiday Tossed Salad with Pears, Cranberries, Gorgonzola & Walnut Vinaigrette

Posted by Peggy on December 20, 2011

Holiday Tossed Salad with Cranberries & Pears
Recipe: Tossed Salad with Gorgonzola, Pears & Cranberries with a Walnut Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1/2-1 teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 6 cups salad greens (I used frisee and arugular) washed and spun dry
  • 2 bosc pears, peeled, cored and sliced into 16 pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Crumbled gorgonzola as desired

Instructions

  1. If time allows, soak shallot in vinegar for 30 minutes. Whisk together oil, shallot mixture and maple syrup. Adjust seasonings adding kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  2. Toss 1/2 vinaigrette with frisée and raddichio, adding remaining dressing as desired.
  3. On a large platter or 4 individual plates, arrange pears next to or atop lettuces. Sprinkle with cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, to taste, and serve.

Time to soak shallot (optional): 30 minutes

Active Time: 20 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4

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