Pear, Golden Beet, and Blue Cheese Salad

By • September 11, 2011 • 12 Comments


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Author Notes: This combination proved to be really satisfying. Served on a bed of greens, it's a great lunch dish or nice as a dinner side. You can also serve this salad using apples instead of pears.Bevi

Serves 4

  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 2 medium sized golden beets
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 capful white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • kosher or sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 4 handfuls greens of your liking
  • handfuls Nuts to your liking
  1. Wrap the beets in foil and roast in a 425 degree oven, about 45 minutes.
  2. in the meantime, place the chopped pears in a medium sized bowl, and dress with the honey, olive oil, and vinegar. Let sit.
  3. When the beets are done, let them cool, then peel and chop into the pears and vinaigrette.
  4. Stir ingredients thoroughly. Add the salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spoon the salad onto the bed of greens. Sprinkle the crumbled blue cheese and nuts atop the beet and pear salad.
  6. N.B. I used red kale in the photo above.

Tags: assembled quickly, nice company salad, savory and sweet

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Wonderful!! On my list to try, soon. I can hardly wait. ;o)

Jampro

over 2 years ago Bevi

I am headed to the farm stand with the hopes of finding more yellow beets. I am also using up the last of my canning jars to make Jennie's tomato jam. Then thinking of making a green preserve to go with the tomato jam for holiday gifts. Do you have any suggestions?

Me

over 2 years ago wssmom

On my way to locate some golden beets; this will be just lovely!

Jampro

over 2 years ago Bevi

Hope you enjoy!

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over 2 years ago EmilyC

Love the flavor combination here! This sounds like a lovely fall salad.

Jampro

over 2 years ago Bevi

Thanks EmilyC!

Dscn3274

over 2 years ago inpatskitchen

I love golden beets and when mixed with the pears must make a beautiful salad!! And then add blue cheese...oh my!

Jampro

over 2 years ago Bevi

I love golden beets too. Maybe adding a few walnuts would be good as well.

Dscn3274

over 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Toast those walnuts a bit!

Jampro

over 2 years ago Bevi

will do!

Jampro

over 2 years ago Bevi

Thanks! I love mixing roasted and raw ingredients. I used arugula, but thought mustard greens would be nice as well.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Saved, making this. Fantastic combination.