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.
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.
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.
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!
Recipe adapted from epicurious.com.