Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad

Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad – full of flavor with a nice crunch, this delicious green salad is the perfect addition to your holiday table, or salad course for your next dinner party or anytime.

Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad

I love Asian pears, they have a taste similar to regular pears with a crunchy texture similar to apples, they are absolutely delicious. The kids and I went apple picking a little while ago and during that trip with also picked some Asian pears.

I had two Asian pears remaining in my refrigerator along with some blue cheese that needed to be used up, so I decided to make a variation of one of my favorite pear and blue cheese salads from epicurious.com.


Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad

For this salad, I decided to use chicory, because I like the pretty curling leaves. I’ve also used regular red or green leaf lettuce in this salad. Baby lettuces or arugula would also work nicely.

This salad is so easy to put together. First, you toss the salad greens in a simple mustardy vinaigrette. Then, you arrange slices of Asian pear on either individual salad plates or on a platter. Next, mound on the dressed greens and top with toasted pecans and blue cheese. Finally, drizzle some of the vinaigrette on top.

The resulting Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad is so delicious, full or flavor and has a nice crunch.

Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad

This flavorful Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad can be served on individual salad plates and would be a great salad course for a dinner party.

This pretty salad can also be served on a platter and would be a wonderful addition to your holiday table or a buffet for a get together anytime.

Do you have a favorite recipe for Asian pears? Please let me know in the comments below!

Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad

Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad - full of flavor with a nice crunch, this delicious green salad is the perfect addition to your holiday table or salad course for your next dinner party or anytime.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups chicory (also known as curly endive), cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 medium sized Asian pears, cored and sliced
  • 4 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup whole pecan halves, lightly toasted (see notes)

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the white wine vinegar, mustard and olive oil to form a dressing.
  2. Place chicory in a large mixing pour. Pour half of the dressing over top of chicory and toss to combine, set aside the remaining half of dressing.
  3. On individual salads plates, or on one platter, decoratively arrange the slices of pear.
  4. Mound the dresses greens on top of the pear slices.
  5. Top with toasted pecans and blue cheese crumbles.
  6. Drizzle the remaining dressing over top of the salad.
  7. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can toast the pecans in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning, until lightly toasted about 3-5 minutes.

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Recipe adapted from epicurious.com.
 
Asian Pear, Blue Cheese and Chicory Salad - full of flavor with a nice crunch, this delicious green salad is the perfect addition to your holiday table, or salad course for your next dinner party or anytime.

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