Let’s Cook: Pear, Gorgonzola and Arugula Salad

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Nothing says “fancy dinner party” quite like the combination of fruit and cheese. This pear, gorgonzola, and arugula salad is colorful, delicious, and super impressive, if you’re entertaining.

The saltiness of the gorgonzola balances out the sweetness of ripe pears to give this salad a classy, bistro-esque flavor. And it’s easy! Try out this delish salad with the family or for your next dinner party.

Michelle Karam takes you through the process of making this light, fresh salad to impress your guests:

Pear, Gorgonzola and Arugula Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tsp of sherry vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed or minced
  • 1/2 tsp of dijon mustard
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • olive oil
  • arugula
  • one cucumber
  • baby heirloom tomatoes
  • peeled and sliced pears
  • crumbled gorgonzola

 

Directions

In a small glass or metal bowl, mix in lemon juice, sherry vinegar, garlic, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Whisk in olive oil until you have a thick, emulsified dressing.  Set aside.

On each plate, assemble a bed of arugula. Take three slices of cucumber, sliced on the bias, and lay out nicely at the side of the arugula.

Slice heirloom tomatoes over the salad to add some color. Fan out a couple slices of pear and place to the side of the salad.  Crumble gorgonzola on top.

Spoon a few teaspoons of the lemon-sherry dressing delicately over each salad.

Have a salad waiting at each person’s place when you sit down to dinner, and they will all be so very impressed with your culinary skills!

Want to watch Michelle Karam take you through this recipe step by step? Check out the video below – and be sure to take a look at all the other great cooking videos on the ModernMom YouTube Channel.

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