Roasted Pear, Bacon, Blue Cheese and Cashews on Salad Greens

Roasted Pear, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad

A delicious salad, entree or lunch dish. (If blue cheese is not to your liking, replace it with brie, camembert or grilled halloumi).

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time20 mins
 2 Pears
 2 sprigs of fresh Rosemary (or 1/2 tsp dried Rosemary)
 4 rashers of Bacon
 1 clove finely sliced garlic
 100 g soft blue cheese
 100 g roasted nuts (almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts)
 Salad greens
Dressing
 ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
 ¼ cup extra-virgin Olive oil
 2 tbsp seeded Mustard
 3 tbsp Honey
 2 tbsp Lemon juice
 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
 1 Garlic clove - finely chopped or grated
 Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1

For the dressing: Whisk all ingredients together till smooth and creamy.

2

Store unused dressing in a lidded jar in the fridge.

3

For the salad:
Cut unpeeled, cored pears into 8 slices and place in a roasting dish. Drizzle over a little olive oil, sprinkle with chopped rosemary and finely sliced garlic clove. Bake approximately 20 minutes in a moderate oven (180 degrees C.) or until the pear slices are soft.

4

Fry chopped bacon in a dry pan until crispy. Set aside to cool slightly

5

On a serving plate layer salad greens with the blue cheese slices, bacon pieces, nuts and roasted pears. Drizzle over the honey mustard dressing and serve immediately.

Optional: Serve with sliced toasted sourdough bread or ciabatta

Ingredients

 2 Pears
 2 sprigs of fresh Rosemary (or 1/2 tsp dried Rosemary)
 4 rashers of Bacon
 1 clove finely sliced garlic
 100 g soft blue cheese
 100 g roasted nuts (almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts)
 Salad greens
Dressing
 ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
 ¼ cup extra-virgin Olive oil
 2 tbsp seeded Mustard
 3 tbsp Honey
 2 tbsp Lemon juice
 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
 1 Garlic clove - finely chopped or grated
 Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

1

For the dressing: Whisk all ingredients together till smooth and creamy.

2

Store unused dressing in a lidded jar in the fridge.

3

For the salad:
Cut unpeeled, cored pears into 8 slices and place in a roasting dish. Drizzle over a little olive oil, sprinkle with chopped rosemary and finely sliced garlic clove. Bake approximately 20 minutes in a moderate oven (180 degrees C.) or until the pear slices are soft.

4

Fry chopped bacon in a dry pan until crispy. Set aside to cool slightly

5

On a serving plate layer salad greens with the blue cheese slices, bacon pieces, nuts and roasted pears. Drizzle over the honey mustard dressing and serve immediately.

Roasted Pear, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad