Pear pecan and blue cheese salad

    Pear pecan and blue cheese salad


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    About this recipe: This salad has the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Salad leaves are tossed with red onion, pear, pecans and blue cheese in a sweet and tangy dressing. It's the perfect salad for any day of the week.

    Makes: 6 

    • 285g mixed salad leaves
    • 60g sliced red onion (optional)
    • 1 pear, cored and sliced
    • 70g chopped sugared pecans
    • 70g crumbled blue cheese
    • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 75ml apple cider vinegar
    • 125ml mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons walnut oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Place the salad leaves in a large bowl. Add the red onion, pear, pecans and blue cheese and toss to mix evenly.
    2. To make the dressing, place the maple syrup, vinegar, mayonnaise, dark brown soft sugar, salt and pepper in a liquidiser and blend thoroughly. With the motor running, slowly pour in the walnut oil. Blend until mixture becomes creamy, about 1 minute. Pour over salad and toss to coat greens evenly. Serve immediately.

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