Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pear, Spiced Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

Our Christmas dinner was a bit heavy so I added a salad to the menu to lighten things up.

1/4 cup walnut pieces
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon all spice
Spring Salad mix
4 ounces blue cheese
2 ripe pears
balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  1. Add the walnuts, honey, brown sugar, and allspice together into a microwave safe dish and microwave until the walnuts are fully coated in a honey sugar mixture. This should take about 30 second to 1 minutes. Pour the walnuts out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 375° and bake the walnuts until crisp, about 5 minutes.
  2. Toss the remaining ingredients together in a salad bowl with the walnuts and serve.

I am not going to provide the calories for this salad because I ended up using a store bought dressing and the calories will vary wildly from brand to brand when using a store bought dressing.

1 comment:

  1. This is a fantastic salad, thanks for sharing. We have to share this with all of our walnut friends. It's a perfect recipe for Walnut Wednesday! (Just a little fun we have over on Twitter)


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