Green Salad with Roasted Pears and Blue Cheese
Finally a use for those rock-hard pears sold in most supermarkets. Roasting the pears unlocks their sweetness and makes them the star in this simple salad.
Why This Recipe Works
Green Salad with Roasted Pears and Blue Cheese is the perfect balance of sweet, bitter, and tart to highlight the flavor of the fruit and pungent cheese. For the green salad component, we blended Bibb lettuce and watercress for flavor, color, and textural contrast. We tossed the pears with a maple syrup and ginger mixture and roasted them at high heat to caramelize the fruit sugars quickly. Crumbling a chunk of blue cheese just before serving ensured a flavorful, moist texture—the finishing touch to our Green Salad with Roasted Pears and Blue Cheese.