Sweet and savory. Warm and cool. Crisp and Luscious. This salad has it all.
- 1 large firm pear
- 2 tablespoon gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ head bibb lettuce, rinsed dried and roughly torn
- vinaigrette to taste
- black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the pear in half lengthwise and carefully remove the core with a paring knife. Slice a small sliver from the bottom side so it will sit flat. Place them onto a baking sheet.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheese over each pear half and bake until the pear id soft all the way through and the cheese get brown and bubbly. About 12 minutes, depending on the size of your pears.
While the pears bake, quickly toast the walnut halves by in a dry hot pan until fragrant and golden, tossing frequently. About 3 minutes.
Toss the lettuce leaves in a bit of vinaigrette and divide between 2 serving plates. Divide the walnuts between both plates and put a pear on top of it all. Drizzle a bit more vinaigrette over the top and give it a good grinding of black pepper.