Avocado and Asian Pear Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

November 16, 2011
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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
  1. Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing
  2. 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.
  1. The Salad (per person)
  2. Toss the avocado and pear with a few spoonfuls of the dressing. Top with crumbled bacon and snipped chives.
  3. Enjoy in the fall sunshine.

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5 Reviews

lapadia June 12, 2012
Midge June 11, 2012

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!!