Spring Greens Salad with Pears, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola.

Here is a salad that looks and tastes like a gourmet salad you might order at a fancy restaurant.  


A nice juicy pear is delicious in this salad, and a good Gorgonzola cheese or bleu cheese really gives the entire salad a kick of sophistication. You can pick up a small tub of Gorgonzola cheese from Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Lucky, Whole Foods, or any grocery store.

Spring Greens Salad with Pears, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts:


  • 1 bag Spring mix
  • 1 pear cut into thin slices
  • 10 pieces of toasted walnuts (you can toast it on the stove or on the oven)
  • 4 tbsp Gorgonzola or blue cheese
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar, peach vinegar, or any white vinegar will do
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Make the Vinaigrette:

  • In a small bowl whisk together honey, vinegar, salt and pepper until thickened
  • Add the olive oil, and whisk until well blended
  • Taste and adjust with more honey for sweetness, or more vinegar for sourness
  • You can save the extra dressing in the fridge to use later

Assemble the Salad:

  • In a large salad bowl place the pear slices at the bottom
  • Top with spring green mix
  • Sprinkle Gorgonzola cheese & walnuts
  • Add half of the vinaigrette and toss salad. You can add more or less dressing depending on your taste.
  • Add a little more crushed black pepper
  • Serve immediately. The salad will wilt from the dressing so it is best to add the dressing right before serving.

9 thoughts on “Spring Greens Salad with Pears, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola.”

  1. Who needs to go to restaurants when you can get this at home! I say this at home and Dolly says, she needs to! Of course she is right. But I’d rather eat at home every day…

  2. Hi Kalpana,
    I enjoyed looking at your beautiful spring salad. The presentation looks so good that I will surely make it soon. Thank you for including the recipe which makes it easier to prepare. Also many thanks for all the previous postings.
    Love, Devi

    1. Dad, I will definitely make this salad when you come. Remind me to make it for you in case it slips my mind. Thank you Dad for commenting on all my posts, I truly appreciate the time you take to do that. love, dolly

  3. Kalpana
    My mouth is watering! Pictures look great .
    I have tasted some of your salads. They were all very good.
    Will try this one!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love you

    1. Basanthi, I am always so thankful for all your comments. It lets me know that friends like you are enjoying the articles. Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really apreciate it! Love you

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