Monday, February 23, 2015

Perfectly Pear Salad

The unrelenting cold of winter can be so draining on your skin and your spirit.  But the good thing is few foods can be more refreshing than a salad.  Partner that salad with the smooth, warming effects of goat cheese and the sweet crunch of red bartlett pear and it's a perfect combination.

For the salad
1 box of fresh greens
1 cup of chopped walnuts
8 oz goat cheese crumbles
2 red Bartlett pears cut into slices

You can choose to toss all these elements together or to top your salad as you go.  One caution: the goat cheese is very creamy and as it temperature acclimates it will loose it consistency especially after you top this salad with it's dressing.

For the Dressing
3 tablespoons of honey
1 heaping tablespoon of dijon mustard
3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
3 tablespoons oil*
   *I prefer the light taste of the grapeseed oil, but olive works just as well

Whisk all of the ingredients together very well and top off your salad with a deliciously tangy and sweet dressing.

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