Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Gourmet Fall Salad

This is one of my husband's favorite salads. It makes a great salad for fall because it goes well with the heartier meals we start having as the weather cools. If you need to make it up ahead of time, chop everything and hold separately. Toss at the last minute (toss the pears earlier with a bit of the dressing, and the acid in the dressing will help keep them from turning brown). A bit more gourmet than my favorite everyday fall salad, it's still easy to fix for a weeknight meal.

Inspired by America's Test Kitchen Family Favorites Cookbook

Romaine or other salad greens of choice
Toasted walnuts
Chopped pears (skin left on)
Gorgonzola or other blue cheese, crumbled
Basic Vinaigrette

Toss together and serve! (Amounts are completely dependent on number of servings needed. Just use your best judgment and go with it)

1 comment:

$5 Dinner Mom said...

I'm trying to figure out how to do a "$5 Salads"! I love salads with tons of toppings and a good vinagerette...but they are usually pricy with the fun toppings! Your salad looks delicious! I love cheese with nuts with dried fruits!