Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pear, Radicchio, and Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese

Pear, Radicchio, and Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese 1

In trying to clear out old pictures from my queue, I stumbled upon this recipe which dates back to August 2007. After using several of the leaves for my Longan Chicken Radicchio Wraps, I chopped up the rest, added a sliced pear, toasted walnuts, and blue cheese dressing to make this salad. The sweetness of the pear offset the bitterness of the radicchio. Walnuts and blue cheese were a favorite pairing ever since I discovered Celery, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salads.

I'm loathe to toss out old photos, but then hesitant to blog them since my plating and photography skills are slightly better these days. But then, waiting around for me to remake and rephotograph everything will take forever too. Yet, despite my reluctance, within hours of uploading these photos on Flickr, they've already received more than a hundred views. Go figure.

Pear, Radicchio, and Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese

For two servings, you'll need:
1 head radicchio, roughly chopped
1 pear, cored and sliced thinly
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
1 to 2 tblsp blue cheese or Blue Cheese Dressing, depending on your preference

It's a salad!





Toss again.


Pear, Radicchio, and Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese 2


Some other salads you might like:
Caesar Salad with Chicken and Croutons
Cobb Salad
Fava and Garbanzo Bean Salad
Goi Buoi Tom (Vietnamese Pomelo Salad with Shrimp)
Goi Cu Sen Non Tom Thit (Vietnamese Young Lotus Root Salad with Shrimp and Pork)
Goi Xoai Xanh (Vietnamese Green Mango Salad)
Iceberg Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Insalata Caprese (Italian Capri Salad - Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella)
Waldorf Salad
Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad
Wilted Arugula and Lettuce Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
Xa Lach Thit Bo (Vietnamese Steak Salad)

1 year ago today, how to dry orange peels.
2 years ago today, California Brewing Company - Alhambra (Closed).
3 years ago today, revisited an old haunt, Kirala - Berkeley.


  1. Mmmm - love the sweet/salty combination of the blue chees and pear

  2. W&S,
    There's a reason why fruit and cheese are always served with wine. Perfect pairing.


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