I really love the fall.
The kids are off to school.
I love the crispness in the air.
I get to bake more.
Oh, let me count the ways.... but I won't. We'd be here all day!
Not only do I love all that comes along with fall, but I also love to make salads. I love them because you can turn something so basic as lettuce or mixed greens, into a fabulous creation!
I bought some pears at the store, and some Gorgonzola, and I thought, "What to do with these delicious ingredients?" Immediately I thought of a salad. Something for fall.
This is what I came up with and it's wonderful... if I do say so myself.
Autumn Pear Salad
- Baby Romaine Greens, Mixed
- 5-4 Fresh Un-Peeled Pear Wedges
- Walnuts, Roughly Chopped
- Gorgonzola Cheese, Crumbled
Balsamic Pomegranate Vinaigrette
- 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
- 1 Tablespoon Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Pepper
- 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Good Quality
On a serving plate for one, place a large hand full of greens. Add the pear wedges, then the walnuts and Gorgonzola to taste. Set aside.
For the vinaigrette, add all of the ingredients to a small mason jar. Attach the lid and shake vigorously until well combined. Makes 4 oz. of vinaigrette. Drizzle a tablespoon or so, over the salad.
You can easily double this recipe for a family sized salad. You can also mix the vinaigrette into the salad (to taste) first, toss, then add the other toppings.