Blue Cheese & Pear Salad

Pear & Blue Cheese


Blue Cheese Salad

There is this local restaurant that makes this amazing salad that has onions, pears, Mandarin oranges, blue cheese crumbles, pecans, and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  I have attempted to make my own version and I am pretty impressed.  After writing this I knew there was something missing though.  I forgot to put the mandarin oranges in mine and that would have put it over the top- but it was still pretty good.  This is how I have made it.Gorgonzola Cheese CrumblesPorcupine House Salad Copycat

Salad Recipe
Baby spring & spinach mix
1/2 red onion
mandrain orange
slices of 1 pear
1 cup candied pecans
container of Salemville Amish Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing


Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 cup of Olive Oil
4 TBSP Balsamic
1 garlic clove minced
salt and pepper to taste

mix everything together but Olive oil.  Slowly whisk in Olive oil.

Place salad mix in a single serving plate, add sliced onion, about 4-5 slices of Mandarin oranges, place some sliced pears on the boarder of the plate.  Place pecans and blue cheese crumbles on top and drizzle with dressing.  Serve

Mandarin Oranges & pear Salad

Olivia enjoyed just eating slices of pear with a dribble of balsamic vinaigrette and a piece of Gorgonzola Cheese.