Monday, January 26, 2015

Pear and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Viniagrette

Pear and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Viniagrette | Cooking on the Front Burner

How do you feel about salads?  Do you love ones with lots of stuff??  Simple dressings?  I love experimenting with them, different combos of ingredients and homemade dressings.  So today I'm sharing this Pear and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Viniagrette.  It would make a great side dish or make it big for a meal!

This one might be good for around turkey time when you have some leftover cranberry sauce (I used jellied for this dressing but whole berry would work as well).  It's slightly tangy and really compliments the bleu cheese and pear.  We loved it!

Pear and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Viniagrette

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield 2 salads
  • 3 cups salad greens
  • 1/4 cup bleu cheese
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • sliced red onions
  • 1 pear peeled, cored and sliced into 8 wedges
  • 1/2 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. On 2 plates divide greens, cheese, walnuts, red onion and pear
  2. In a small food processor mix together cranberry sauce, orange juice, vinegar, ginger, olive oil, honey and salt.
  3. Drizzle over salad
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So speaking of the word viniagrette - I'm not sure how to spell it  - this way or vinaigrette?  Both came up on searches...  What do you know?  Help!

You won't need any help eating this salad though - you'll want it all for yourself!

Pear and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Viniagrette | Cooking on the Front Burner

Another tasty recipe - Italian Chopped Salad


  1. I love salads, and experimenting with dressings is the fun part! This sounds so delicious, and the cranberry vinaigrette is such a wonderful flavor!

  2. The vinaigrette sounds wonderful and the salad is so healthy to start the New Year with.

  3. This sounds wonderful, Deb! I love trying new flavors and dressing combinations!

  4. Oh yum, Deb! This is totally my kind of salad!

  5. I love the use of cranberry sauce for the dressing. This salad looks delicious, can't wait to try it!


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