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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad


"This salad brings together ingredients that really enhance each other, and the dressing packs a perfect punch with maple syrup, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. It's a favorite in my family!"
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15 m servings 397 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 397 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 30.2 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 631 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the salad greens in a large bowl. Add the red onion, pear, pecans, and blue cheese, and toss to mix evenly.
  2. To make the dressing, place the maple syrup, vinegar, mayonnaise, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a blender, and blend thoroughly. With the motor running, slowly pour in the walnut oil. Blend until mixture becomes creamy, about 1 minute. Pour over salad mixture, and toss to coat greens evenly. Serve immediately.

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I made this salad to take to a holiday dinner, but I made it first just for my family to make sure that we liked it. I made a recipe to serve 6. When I took the salad to the holiday dinner I in...

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I have made this salad, but used Poppyseed Dressing in a bottle. Found that using 1/2 bottle was just right. For those who don't want to go to the trouble of making their own dressing, this is...

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I made this salad to take to a holiday dinner, but I made it first just for my family to make sure that we liked it. I made a recipe to serve 6. When I took the salad to the holiday dinner I in...

Cha-ching! I loved this - everyone loved it. Only thing I did differently is I subbed honey for the maple syrup which I always do when it's called for in any recipe and I used just a bit less ...

Better than 5 stars!!! I made this salad exactly as it's listed and it was awesome. I had a ton of dressing left over. Since there are so many great ingredients and flavors in this salad a littl...

This is my favorite salad to make but definitely just use half the dressing or it is too 'soupy' and lettuce will become wilted. I don't keep walnut oil on hand so I use olive oil in the dressi...

My family and I love this recipe with a few simple adjustments. First, we double the amount of salad because the amount of dressing this makes is way too much for just one bag. Or we refrigera...

I made this salad for a gathering and it was the hit of the meal. Everyone asked for the recipe and on a scale of 1 to 10 said it was an 11. Here are my modifications. I did not candy the pecan...

great salad didn't change a thing except used pancake syrup instead of real maple and it was just fine on the sweet side but delicious!!!

I looked for this recipe after having something similar at a fancy French dinner party. I made the recipe as is, with the exception of roasting the pear slices in the oven. It's a little extra w...

Yum! So easy and really tasty. The dressing is delicious on any salad. Will make again.