Comice Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Category : Salads

Author : Daniel

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Date : 31/08/2009


1 bunch watercress
1 bunch arugula
1 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tsp whole-grain mustard
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Belgian endive
2 ripe Comice pear
2 oz mild blue cheese, crumbled


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spread nuts on a sheet pan in a single layer. Bake, shaking the pan occasionally, until the nuts are toasted and fragrant, about 7 to 10 minutes. Let the nuts cool, and then coarsely chop.

2. Trim the stems of the watercress and arugula. Wash and dry the leaves.

3. whisk the vinegar and mustard together in a large salad bowl. Season with the 1/4 teaspoon salt and some pepper. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a steady stream, to make a smooth, slightly thick dressing.

4. Halve the endive lengthwise, cut out core, then thinly slice crosswise and add all the lettuces to the bowl. Quarter and core the unpeeled pears and thinly slice; add to the salad. Scatter the cheese and nuts over the salad, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss the salad gently to evenly dress all the greens.

Serves 4

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