Fresh spring greens star in Serenbe's Arugula, Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad with a tangy vinaigrette.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison
Arugula, Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
6 cups arugula
2 ripe pears (or substitute Granny Smith apples)
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
To prepare salad
1. Wash and dry arugula. Place greens in large salad bowl.
2. Slice pears and add to greens.
To prepare vinaigrette
1. Combine all ingredients and stir.
1. Toss salad with vinaigrette.
2. Top with pecans and blue cheese.
Wine Pairing: Dundee Hills Cuvée, Pinot Gris
This wine shows complexity and crispness—mineral, stony, earthy and spicy aromas, with flavors of apricot, peach and fig pair elegantly with the sweet pear, creamy cheese, and earthy pecans in this salad. $18
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