Pear, blue cheese and walnut salad

    20 min

    This salad has the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Romaine lettuce is tossed with pears, blue cheese, red onion and walnuts in tangy salad dressing.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 75ml tomato ketchup
    • 125ml distilled malt vinegar
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 250ml rapeseed oil
    • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
    • 115g crumbled blue cheese
    • 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
    • 60g toasted chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 red onion, chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a small bowl, mix tomato ketchup, vinegar, sugar and salt. Gradually pour in oil, stirring constantly, until well blended.
    2. In a large serving bowl, toss together lettuce, blue cheese, pears, walnuts and red onion. Pour dressing over salad and toss well to coat.

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    Very easy to assemble - lovely mixture of flavours. I'm addicted to it!  -  26 Jan 2015


    Made this for a family holiday gathering and everyone loved it! Some simple changes made: decreased sugar from 3/4 to 1/2 cup and used sliced almonds in place of walnuts. Only needed to use 50% of the dressing. Will make often! Thanks so much for this delicious recipe!  -  10 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this was a hit! I made it last night when we had guests over and they all couldn't stop telling me how great the taste was! I used feta cheese instead of bleu cheese since I didn't have any and it was still delish! I was making it for 5 people and changed: one head of lettuce, no red onion, one pear, toasted pecans (handful), about 3 ounces of feta. and for the dressing: 3 tbsp. distilled white vinegar, 1 tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tbsp. ketchup, 4 tbsp. olive oil. still tasted great!!!  -  22 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)