In this easy and elegant salad for four, the taste of sweet, fresh pears blends deliciously with the sharp flavor of crumbled gorgonzola cheese.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1/2 cup prepared GOOD SEASONS Italian Dressing Mix, divided
3 pear s, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
6 cups torn mixed salad greens
1/2 cup toasted chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1/2 cup dried cherries
2 Tbsp. ATHENOS Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
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Let's Make It
Pour 1/4 cup dressing over pears; toss to coat. Let stand 15 min.
Toss greens with pecans, cherries and cheese in large bowl. Add pear mixture and remaining dressing; mix lightly.
Enjoy this great-tasting salad with a serving of cooked lean fish, meat or poultry.
To best complement the flavors of this salad, prepare the salad dressing using HEINZ Red Wine Vinegar.
How to Ripen Pears
Pears do not ripen well on the tree, so they are picked when mature, but not yet ripe. To ripen fresh pears at home, place them in a paper bag, fold over the top and store at room temperature for 1 to 3 days. To test for ripeness, apply gentle thumb pressure at the base of the stem. If the fruit yields slightly, the pear is ripe. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fibers 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.