Avocado and Asian Pear Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

November 16, 2011

Author Notes: This is one of those recipes that just sort of popped into my head of it's own accord. I don't know why, but I am glad it did. It sounds like a sort of odd combination of ingredients but the sweet and salt and creamy and crunchy are (I think) delicious! I will write the salad for one but you can make as many as you need for others or can eat yourself.aargersi

Serves: 1 or more - it's up to you


Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1 cup buttermilk (low fat is OK)
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz) creamy blue cheese (I used cambazola)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • a few grinds of pepper, and maybe salt

The Salad (per person)

  • 1/2 perfectly ripe avocado - cubed
  • an equal amount of Asian pear - peeled and cubed the same size as the avocado
  • 1 strip crispy bacon
  • snipped fresh chives
In This Recipe


Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender. Start with one teaspoon of honey and no extra salt - the saltiness of the blue cheese and sweetness of honey vary widely, so blend and taste before adding more.

The Salad (per person)

  1. Toss the avocado and pear with a few spoonfuls of the dressing. Top with crumbled bacon and snipped chives.
  2. Enjoy in the fall sunshine.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

lapadia June 12, 2012
Midge June 11, 2012
yum!! <br /> <br />
boulangere June 11, 2012
Doesn't sound odd at all!
Bevi November 18, 2011
Delicious! It's Asian Pear time, for sure.
inpatskitchen November 16, 2011
Oh I really like this!!