Here at Best Friends For Frosting, with all the sweet treats we eat, we’re always on the lookout for delicious and healthy eating to help balance out our diet! We especially love a good salad that is crisp, fresh, and gets our taste buds excited. We are so thrilled to have Cassandra of Cassandra Monroe Lifestyle Blog here with us to give us her tasty recipe for Roasted Pear Gorgonzola salad! This would make for a perfect side dish for your next dinner party and have your guests asking for more! Here is Cassandra with this super easy and delicious recipe:
Growing up, I was never really a salad fan. It wasn’t until I reached adulthood that I began to appreciate the flavors that a mix of greens, fruits, vegetables, and add-ons could bring. This is why I love this Roasted Pear Gorgonzola Salad! The combination of mild, tangy, and fresh flavors really compliment each other. This light, yet filling salad, is perfect for a weekday lunch or great as a side for a weekend dinner.
ROASTED PEAR GORGONZOLA SALAD RECIPE
Serves two (double the recipe to serve more people)
Prep and Bake Time: 30 minutes
-4 medium ripe pears (Bosc or Bartlett) halved
-3 tablespoons olive oil
-a sprinkle of sea salt
-2 cups spring mix salad
-2 cups kale and cabbage mix
-1/2 – 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
-1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
-1/2 cup pecan halves
-balsamic vinaigrette (or raspberry merlot vinaigrette)
1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Place halved pears in a baking dish, drizzling the olive oil, and sprinkling the sea salt over them. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes, occasionally basting the pears with the pan juices.
2. In large bowl, or two individual bowls, combine the spring mix, kale, cabbage mix, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, and the pecans. Toss to mix the ingredients.
3. Top the salads with the roasted pears. You can choose to top the salads with a pear half or dice them up into squares.
4. Drizzle vinaigrette on top of the salads and serve.