Pear Arugula Salad with Walnuts & Blue Cheese

This Pear Arugula Salad is elegant and unusual recipe for dinner party salads or sophisticated lunch appetizer that will appeal to the eye as well as the palate. Luxury creation from simple ingredients is presented to maximum visual effect and quarantined to impress and please your quests.

Pear Arugula Salad 2

Serves: 4 people


  • 4 ripe but firm pears
  • 2-3 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup radish, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. avocado, walnut, grape seed oil or any of your favorite oil
  • 1 tsp wine vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • honey for drizzling
  • lemon juice


Cut pears horizontally into 3 or 4 slices depending on the size of your pears. Use a paring knife to cut out the cores. The pieces should look like O's. Leave the stem on the pop piece. Brush slices of pear with lemon juice to keep it from browning.

Toss arugula, radishes, walnuts, and blue cheese with vinegar, oil and seasonings.

Reassemble the pear, vertically, with the arugula-radish salad in between each slice. Drizzle with honey, and serve.

Pear Arugula Salad 1


La Table De Nana said...
April 23, 2013 at 11:37 AM  

It is divine Yelena..
I love the presentation..and arugula and pears go so tandem.
Walnuts close the deal..We made one a few times last summer that i will do again..different..laid out..I will have to look at my past posts..Thank goodness for our blogs..where would we find all our..special treats:) friend served us one wrapped in puff pastry..lovely too..
Anyways..I love towers.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...
April 23, 2013 at 11:38 AM  

A delightful salad! Beautifully presented.

I love that fork. It reminds me of my grandparents...



Rosangela Cunha said...
April 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM  


Eric Pepple said...
April 23, 2013 at 2:56 PM  

What a fantastic idea with a perfect presentation! Love it :)

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

Medeja said...
April 23, 2013 at 7:14 PM  

When I read the name I thought this salad will look like salad..but it looks like pear! Awesome! ;)

Anonymous said...
April 23, 2013 at 10:30 PM  

Lovely flavor combo and beautiful presentation..!!
~Shema | LifeScoops

Rebecca Subbiah said...
April 23, 2013 at 10:52 PM  

love this so pretty with lovely flavors

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
April 24, 2013 at 2:04 AM  

Such a gooooorgeous salad, Yelena!!! I want to serve this for my party. My friends will be surprised at "my" skills (haha, no, they will know it's not my idea!). :D

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