Butter Leaf Lettuce with Creamy Pear and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette
A tender, light salad with a sweet creamy pear vinaigrette with just a hint of gorgonzola!
easy lunch recipe, light recipe
2-3heads Butter leaf Lettucedepending on size washed well and torn by hand
Caramelized nutssee link above for instructions
2ripe pears peeled and cored
1/3cuppear juice or white grape juiceI buy juice boxes
1Tbrown sugar or honey
½tspfreshly ground pepper
Juice of half a lemon
Place lettuce, cranberries and walnuts on platter.
In a blender, puree pears and pear or grape juice till smooth. Add vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, brown sugar or honey, salt and pepper. Blend. Turn off blender. Add chives and Gorgonzola give a quick whirl. You don’t want to blend more than a second or two because you want your Gorgonzola a little chunky and your chives will turn the dressing green if blended too long. Dress salad right before serving. Keep extra dressing in the fridge. Use within 24 hours.