Pear, Arugula and Blue Cheese Salad with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Next we have a second recipe to celebrate Keiko's beautiful Olive, Pear and Lemon print! This one is full of big flavors, including tangy lemon vinaigrette and sweet pears combined with peppery arugula and salty pungent blue cheese. Make extra of this dressing-- You're going to love it! 

 

Arugula, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Lemon and Thyme Vinaigrette

 

INGREDIENTS:

Lemon and Thyme Vinaigrette:

2T Red Wine Vinegar

2T Lemon Juice

3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme, stripped

1t Honey

1t Minced Shallot

¼ C Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and Cracked Pepper to taste


For each salad:

1 Handful of Arugula

Amish Blue Cheese Crumbles

Raw Walnuts

½ D’Anjou Pear, sliced and fanned

 

DIRECTIONS:

For the Vinaigrette- Add all of the ingredients into a jar, secure the lid and shake it up.

Assemble the salads, waiting until the last minute to cut the pears and drizzle vinaigrette on top.

 NOTES:

Not everybody loves bitter and peppery Arugula. If you're in that camp, just use a salad green you like. Not a fan of Blue Cheese? Sub Goat Cheese or Parmesan. If Thyme's not your thing, you can easily sub Oregano or Basil in the dressing... this salad is super versatile and a lovely presentation!  Click on the image below for a FREE Downloadable PDF!

 

Illustrated Recipe Arugula, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

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