Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

Salads don’t have to be boring. In fact, they shouldn’t be! Imagine enjoying veggies as “the star of the meal.” It can be done. They can become extraordinary with the right balance of flavour, crunch and sweetness. This Pear & Blue Cheese Salad is one of my favourites right now. The sweetness of the pear is a perfect complement to the tart and savoury blue cheese. I add sunflower seeds for crunch and a little intense sweetness with a sprinkling of craisins.

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Prep: 10 minutes

Serves: 2



4 cups arugula/spinach, washed

1 cup pear, sliced

3 Tbsp sunflower seeds, unsalted

3 Tbsp craisins

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Sprinkle salt

Optional: Drizzle aged balsamic along top of salad

Add fresh Italian Parsley for flavour-boost


Directions for Pear & Blue Cheese Salad:

  1. Clean salad greens and place into large bowl.
  2. Add pear, sunflower seeds and craisins on top of salad.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I usually add a sprinkle of salt.
  4. Toss to combine.
  5. Finish with aged balsamic drizzle, if desired.


How do you make your salads unique and delicious?