Pear and Almond Salad with Goat Cheese

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Chicks Café & Wine Bar in PA
Jim Piano
Ile de France Goat Cheese
Appetizer
4-6
15 mins
15 mins
Simple, savory salad with goat cheese and pear.
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for vinaigrette:
  • 1 Bartlett pear (peeled, seeded and roasted)
  • 1 shallot (roasted)
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive or grape seed oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Ingredients for Salad:
  • 1 head Butterhead or Boston bibb lettuce cleaned
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 2 Bartlett pears sliced
  • 1 Log Ile de France Goat Cheese (10.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds (use the sliced and blanched almonds)
Instructions
  1. Preparation of Vinaigrette: In a cuisinar or blender chop the roasted shallot and pear then add Dijon mustard and sherry vinegar. Slowly add the oil in a stream while blender is running. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Serving: In a large bowl toss the greens and pears with enough dressing to coat the leaves. Plate the greens and top with the toasted almonds. Crumble a 1/4 of the goat cheese log onto each plate.

 

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