Dandelion Greens, Pear, Blue Cheese And Walnut Salad
Dandelion greens might not be your everyday salad fare, but they have a hearty and slightly bitter taste that goes well with sweet pears and rich blue cheese. Don't be deterred by tough older dandelion stems, the leaves are quite tender.
2 Bartlett pears, quartered and cored
1/2 pound dandelion greens
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup unsalted walnuts
1/4 pound blue cheese, crumbled
prep: 10 minutes
total: 15 minutes
2. Whisk together the vinegar and olive oil and season lightly with salt and peppper.
3. Combine the dandelion greens, walnuts, cheese and all but 1 tablespoon of the dressing in a large bowl. Gently toss just to combine. Top with the pears and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.