At a friendsgiving this weekend, I had a favorite item: Autumn Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola. The salad was De-licious and easy to make. I like that it was good and good for me.

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Autumn Salad Pears Gorgonzola
Sweet Autumn pears, honey Dijon dressing, crunchy pecans, and gorgonzola cheese together, YUM.
I love a good salad with lots of texture and flavors. This salad is a healthy addition to your table and to serve to your loved ones in the fall or winter season. Simple and elegant, apples can be substituted for pears if you wish. I hope this helps anyone out looking to bring a festive dish to their Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving Dinner.  Looks pretty and it’s a crowd pleaser. 😉
Autumn Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola:

Servings: 6 • Size: 1/6th • Old Points: 4 pts •Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 160.4 • Fat: 12.6 g • Protein: 4.6 g • Carb: 10.4 g • Fiber: 2.2 g • Sugar: 2.2
Sodium: 105.7 mg (without salt)

For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

For the salad:

  • 2 small ripe pears, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) reduced-fat gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 8 oz mixed baby greens (baby spinach, arugula, radicchio, etc.)
  • 1 oz (about 20 halves) pecans

For the dressing: In a large bowl, mix vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil and blend.

In a salad bowl combine baby greens, pears, gorgonzola cheese and pecans. When you are ready to serve, add the vinaigrette and toss well. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Try it out, and I hope ya like it!

Sarah Balderston