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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Toppings

Enjoy a simple but elegant starter with this Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Toppings. All of it is make ahead so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword blue cheese, blue cheese salad, dinner salad, entree salad, gorgonzola, green salad, pear salad, pears, salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 168 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine the salad greens and enough dressing to coat. Divide the greens among 4 salad plates.
  2. Nestle 1/4 the pear slices atop each bed of greens. Sprinkle with the blue cheese crumbles, about 2 tablespoons per plate.
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons pepitas over each plate along with 1 tablespoon scallions. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Notes: Apples or other seasonal fruit can be used instead of the pears. Gorgonzola or Roquefort cheeses can be used instead of the blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Toppings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 253mg11%
Potassium 332mg9%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.