There’s a reason pear and blue cheese salads are a classic- these salads are rich flavor while incredibly easy to make. In fact, in 5 minutes (or less, if you are a quick pear slicer!), you can create this Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette. This special salad is rich in heart-healthy omega-3’s and antioxidants. Of course, the recipe can be extended for however many family members or guests you may be entertaining. An elegant dish that any salad-hater will love 😊
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
What (your ingredients):
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
Pinch of salt and pepper
½ cup olive oil
Pear and Gorgonzola Salad
2 handfuls spinach
½ ounce walnuts
½ pear, sliced paper thin
1-inch cube gorgonzola blue cheese, crumbled
Drizzle of Dijon Vinaigrette
How (your directions):
Prepare the Dijon Vinaigrette by whisking all ingredients together. Vinaigrette can be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for future use.
To prepare salad, place a few handfuls of spinach onto a plate. Then place sliced pears onto spinach a drizzle with Dijon Vinaigrette.
Sprinkle salad with walnut pieces and gorgonzola crumbles.
Why (the science): Pears are rich in flavanols, which have been shown to play an important role in improving insulin sensitivity (which means your insulin is more controlled)!