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A colourful salad of blue cheese, chicory, red onion and pear, with wooden serving spoons to one side

Pear, chicory and blue cheese salad

Published: December 11, 2020 at 9:14 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A supremely colourful winter salad that combines creamy blue cheese (ideally dolcelatte) with red onion, pears, red chicory, parsley and walnuts, plus a quick red wine vinegar dressing

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal341
fat27.2g
saturates7.9g
carbs13.3g
sugars10.4g
fibre4.9g
protein8.3g
salt1g
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Put together this colourful pear, chicory and blue cheese salad, then check out our winter Waldorf salad, winter vegetable salad with blue cheese, wedge salad with blue cheese dressing and winter greens salad. We've also got plenty more pear recipeschicory recipes and blue cheese recipes to try.

Ingredients

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pears, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 3 red chicory, leaves separated and any large ones halved
  • a small bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and torn
  • 50g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • or any other blue cheese 100g dolcelatte, torn into pieces

Method

  • STEP 1
    Put the red onion in a heatproof bowl and pour over enough just-boiled water to cover. Leave for 5 minutes, then drain well. Return to the bowl with a good pinch of salt and 1 tbsp of vinegar. 
  • STEP 2
    In another bowl, whisk the mustard, oil, remaining vinegar and a little seasoning together. 
  • STEP 3
    Add the pears, chicory and three-quarters of the parsley leaves, and toss gently until everything is coated in the dressing. Divide between four plates and top with some of the walnuts, the pickled onions, cheese and the remaining parsley leaves. 

*This recipe is gluten free according to industry standards


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