This is a very colorful salad especially for a Christmas time holiday dinner. I love the dressing and the salad can be made up of all sorts of lettuces adding in sliced pears, red walnuts, red onion, strawberries, and crumbled Gorgonzola.
All of the salad ingredients can be prepared ahead of time, the pears being the exception and with all of the solutions for keeping them from turning them brown, I don't bother and slice them and add just before plating. The dressing is prepared ahead of time, even a day before, but keep refrigerated.
The dressing ingredients: shallot, oils, honey, honey mustard, Champagne vinegar, nectar, and salt and pepper, whisk together and toss in the diced pear, refrigerate. Drizzle over individual salads or add some to a large bowl of salad, try not to over dress. The dressing makes about 2/3 of a cup. Top with crumbled gorgonzola.