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fresh pear salad w/pear & blu cheese dressing

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

I pinched this recipe from a magazine at a Dr's office a couple months ago. A friend and I went up to Green Bluff, WA (by Mt.Spokane) 1/2 hour drive from Spokane, WA. we loaded the car with fresh produce from many fruit and vegetable farms up there. Plums, apples, peaches, pears, carrots, potatoes, various squashes,tomatoes, beets, garlic, and the delicious Walla Walla onions! (see all pictures) Here is the "pinched" recipe using the pears. Nancy ... 9/24/12

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For fresh pear salad w/pear & blu cheese dressing

  • 2 lg
    fresh pears
  • a few lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried tarragon
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz
    crumbled blue cheese....or cheese of your choice
  • 1/3 c

How To Make fresh pear salad w/pear & blu cheese dressing

  • 1
    Peel pit, and chop up one pear. In 1/3 cup of water, in a saucepan add tarragon, sugar and chopped pear. Simmer over medium heat till pear os soft, about 4 minutes. Watch so that the water does not evaporate. You should have about 7/8 of a cup of liquid and pears.
  • 2
    Remove from heat . Put in a container, and keep cool. Serve over this delicious salad ,with a sprinkling of the Blu Cheese.
  • 3
    Picture of the pear dressing I made, and the darling salad servers, with little radish handles. I found at a garage sale the same day !! only 50 cents............ This picture is from the magazine recipe.
  • 4
    Produce from Green Bluff, WA. farms