Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad سلطة بالإجاص والجبنة الزرقاء

Original Recipe Yield 6 servings

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag mixed field greens
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion (optional)
  • 1 Bosc pear, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied pecans (Spicy Mixed Nuts recipe)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • Rotisserie Chicken from Supermarket, torn
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup walnut or olive oil
  1. Place the salad greens in a large bowl. Add the red onion, pear, pecans, and blue cheese, dried fruit 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 or olive oil. Blend until mixture becomes creamy, about 1 minute. Pour over salad mixture, and toss to coat greens evenly. Serve immediately.