The Pin Junkie: Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad

Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad

pear blue cheese walnut salad recipe
Have you been eating lots of holiday sweets?  I know I've eaten my fair share of cookies and candy recently and I really wanted to make something healthy.  This recipe is from Drizzle and Drip, another mouth-watering and delicious looking blog.

Here's what you'll need:
Ingredients: 
Arugula or other mixed greens
1 pear, thinly sliced
Walnuts, coarsely chopped
Blue cheese, crumbled
4 Tabl. olive oil
2 Tabl. red wine vinegar
1 Tabl. and 1 tsp.  maple syrup
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
salt

Directions:
1.  Mix arugula, sliced pears, walnuts, and blue cheese.

2.  For dressing, mix oil, red wine vinegar, syrup, mustard, and salt.  Mix well.  Pour over salad.

 

I thought the salad looked a little plain, so I added some dried cranberries that I had left over from the cookies I made earlier this week. 

Pear Blue Cheese Walnut Salad
Easy to make and delicious.  Enjoy!


35 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I am so sick of all the eating from Christmas and this looks refreshing!

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  2. This salad looks yummy! Adding cranberries is a good idea, I add them to almost every salad I make! :) Found you on the Inspiration Spotlight. Thanks for sharing! Now following you :)

    http://fourelevenrox.blogspot.com/

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  3. Your salad looks wonderful. I don't think I would have come up with this combo of ingredients myself. I’m co-hosting with Katherine this week at Thursday Favorite Things and hope you will stop by for a visit. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

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  5. Love your blog all about Pinterest!! Thanks for sharing your posts with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :) I'm your newest GFC follower :)

    Happy New Year to YOU!
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks delicious! I love craisins and salad! and I love your blog title!! (happy pinners unite ; )!Hopping over from Share It Saturday! Have a great (healthy!) week-end!

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  7. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Holidays!

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  8. It's a great salad!
    We have a similar recipe and we make this salad for holiday dinner.
    I LOVE it!

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  9. Yummy! I pinned this! Finding this recipe is always on my to do list but I hate searching endlessly through recipes.com and those types of sites to find the right one (too many options!)... thanks for sharing! I can't wait to make it!

    Shelley
    www.piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com

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  10. I love these kinds of salads. I will have to try making this one.

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  11. Looks amazing! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  12. This looks AMAZING! :)
    Just found your blog through the YOLO linkup - excited to follow along via GFC and read more!!

    Xo

    Erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  13. This looks so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I have to try this!! :)

    Kathy

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  14. Nummy! It looks great, can't wait to try.

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  15. Thanks for sharing. We received several Harry & David pears for Christmas and I've been looking for a yummy recipe to try. This one looks like one I want to try.

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  16. That looks divine and I will be pinning it myself!

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  17. This looks delicious. I love salads, especially ones as pretty as this. Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That" I hope you have a very Happy New Year!
    Cheers,
    Marcie

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  18. I love a great salad and made one similar to this for our Christmas Day dinner guest. Love the addition of the syrup to the dressing....must try. Happy happy New Year.

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  19. This looks so yummy! Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at http://wallisfarmsdailywalk.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html

    Have a great day!

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  20. Now that salad does look scrummy!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  21. That looks delicious! Thank you so much for stopping by. All my best wishes for a wonderful 2013!

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  22. I love these flavors together. I'm going to try DOing more of the projects I pin this year. Thanks for the inspiration! Going to go follow you now. :)

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  23. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my tabbed sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  24. Thanks so much for featuring my salad!

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  25. This salad looks so, so yummy. Wish I had one right now! A few years ago I enjoyed a superb meal at a high-end restaurant and a salad much like this was part of it. It was my favorite part. Pinned this delicious photo!

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  26. Had this for lunch today. Super Yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. So glad you gave it a try and enjoyed it!

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  28. This look delicious! I have been adding craisins to my salads...they satisfy the sweet tooth and yes make salads look even more inviting! Thank you for sharing the recipe for your salad dressing, I've been looking for new ones...I've started sharing salad creations on my blog and would love for you to join in and share this post!!

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  30. Thanks for the feature! It's very sweet of you!

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  31. That would go great with the Man Pleasing Chicken I made as it also has dijon & maple syrup. Thanks for linking up with Eat.Pray.Love. :)

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  32. Pear is so tasty in salads isnt it. It has a crunch and sweetness thats totally unexpected but delicious! This looks so yum :)

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