Grilled Pear Salad with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette

Jennifer Daskevich

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@dasky

Grilled sweet pears with the spicy mustard and pungent creamy cheese make for a fantastic contrast in taste and textures. Served this at a dinner party and everyone loved it.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 large shallot minced
1 large clove garlic minced
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons spicy stone ground mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
2 bosc pears
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1/4 cup blue brie such as cambazola
1 tablespoon honey
4 cups arugula

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Clean and oil your grill grate. Turn on and heat to medium high heat.
2
Make the vinaigrette. In a small bowl, whisk together the shallots, garlic, both mustards, 2 tbsp. honey, and vinegar until completely combined. Slowly pour in the olive oil and whisk continuously to emulsify. (Save extra dressing to marinate pork or chicken for the grill).
3
Grill the Pears. Cut pears in half and scoop out the cores. Slice a piece off the skin side so it will lay flat without rolling. Brush with a light oil. Place pears cut-side down on the grill. Cover and cook until heated through and nice grill marks appear, about 10 minutes
4
Meanwhile. . .Toast walnuts in small pan over medium heat on stovetop until toasted, about 5 minutes. Pour walnuts in small bowl and while still warm add blue brie and mix so cheese melts. Add 1 tbsp. honey. Stir lightly to incorporate.
5
Toss arugula very lightly with vinaigrette. Divide onto four plates.
6
When pears are nicely grilled on cut side turn over and divide gorgonzola mixture among pears. Grill for a couple minutes more. Remove pears and place ½ pear on each of the four plates. Drizzle with spicy mustard vinaigrette. Serve warm and enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Collection: Grilling Favorites
Other Tag: Quick & Easy