Roquefort Pear Salad

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 8th
  • Ready In30m
  • Servings6
  • Calories426
This is the best salad I've ever eaten and I make it all the time. It is tangy from the blue cheese, fruity from the pears, and crunchy from the caramelized pecans. The mustard vinaigrette pulls it all together.

Roquefort Pear Salad Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Roquefort Pear Salad for 6 servings:

  • 1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 pears - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 5 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Roquefort Pear Salad Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Roquefort Pear Salad, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Roquefort Pear Salad is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Roquefort Pear Salad within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Roquefort Pear Salad easily:

  1. 1 In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/4 cup of sugar together with the pecans. Continue stirring gently until sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool, and break into pieces.
  2. 2 For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. 3 In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 426 calories; 31.6 grams of fat; 33.1 grams of carbohydrates; 8 grams of protein; 21 milligrams of cholesterol; 654 milligrams of sodium.

  1. I was fully expecting to be disappointed just because of all the excellent reviews this recipe has gotten but it was fantastic. The combination of creaminess (cheese, avocado), sweetness (pe ...

  2. May 4th 2006

    I've probably made this 10 times since trying it a couple of months ago! It's THAT good! I use romaine lettuce and sweet Mayan onion. I doubled all the dressing ingredients EXCEPT the oli ...

  3. Jan 27th 2006

    Awesome! Have made this several times now since I found it almost a year ago, and it never fails to get rave reviews, out of the 80 or so recipes I have tried off of this site, this has been ...

  4. Jan 1st 2006

    Awesome! I've made this salad for 4 different holiday events and it was always the first thing to go, everyone keeps asking me for the recipe! I did make a few changes though, I omitted the ...

  5. Nov 9th 2005

    This salad is fabulous... got raves at my holiday brunch. I definitely recommend doubling the dressing recipe, as well as making it the nite before as it really allows the flavors to blend. ...

  6. Nov 8th 2005

    The best salad I have ever had! I made it for a dinner party and everyone loved it! I followed to directions exactly. It is perfection!

  7. Nov 8th 2005

    This was excellent. I made it for a dinner party and it was gone. I'm a big fan of the Harvest Vine salad (on allrecipes too) and this hit that same nice flavor. I used walnuts instead a ...

  8. Nov 5th 2005

    I loved this salad...although I thought the recipe did not make enough dressing. I would definitely double that!

  9. Oct 7th 2004

    I made this recipe and it was DELICIOUS! I substituted the blue cheese with gorgonzola cheese (its a little milder in my opinion) I would also recommend spraying the wax paper with PAM bec ...