Pear, Walnut, and Roquefort Cheese Salad

Pear, Walnut, and Roquefort Cheese Salad RECIPE

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 174.1
  • Total Fat: 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.2 mg
  • Sodium: 242.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Pear, Walnut, and Roquefort Cheese Salad calories by ingredient

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Introduction

A delicious salad that brings together many flavors. A delicious salad that brings together many flavors.

Ingredients

    Ingredients for vinaigrette:
    • 1/2 cup canned whole-berry cranberry sauce
    • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    Ingredients for salad:
    • 4 cups salad greens
    • 2 ripe pears, cored and sliced
    • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
    • 1 small red onion, sliced
    • 1/3 cup Roquefort cheese, crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons walnuts, coarsely chopped

Directions

1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients.

2. Arrange salad greens on six plates. Toss pear slices with the 2 tablespoons of orange juice then divide pears and onion slices among the salad plates on top of greens.

3. Top each serving evenly with crumbled Roquefort cheese and walnuts.

4. Drizzle each plate with vinaigrette to desired amount.

Serves 6.

Reprinted with permission by Public Health Seattle & King County

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    If an ingredient in a recipe is one you don't like, I think it's unfair to give a low rating to a recipe, because your dislike is based on that ingredient and not on the quality of the recipe. Why don't you just skip rating and commenting. At this is my take on the subject. - 1/25/09


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    Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    excellent, great flavours, I didn't need all the dressing, used some to marinate chicken and grill it to serve on the side. thank you - 4/1/09


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Personally I don't like the salad or the dressing but my guests loved both. I used half the dressing to marinate tuna steaks then grilled them. Everyone raved about this delightful gourmet meal. - 1/29/11


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    That was really great - 2/1/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tried this for dinner this evening and everyone loved it! I will be making this alot! - 1/27/09


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We loved it. - 1/26/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing....even better than my usual salald of baby spinach, strawberries and blue cheese!!!! - 1/25/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this combo of pear & walnuts in salad - I also sometimes add, apple slices and/or strawberry & pineapple slices as well. I used my own raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing though. - 1/25/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have used apples in place of the pears and used goat cheese in place of the roquefort. Delish! - 1/25/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wonderful salad! - 1/25/09


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUMMMMMMM mY FAMILY LOVES THIS - 1/25/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Unfortunately...again, I didn't get any! It looked sooo goood tho! Based on feedback from the family, it was a def winner!!! - 7/4/08


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    I am having this for lunch! - 4/25/21


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    Thanks for the recipe. I saved it to try. - 3/7/21


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    Incredible!
    I love this pear, walnut and roquefort cheese salad recipe! - 5/23/20


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    Excellent - 10/10/19


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 2/13/19


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    Incredible!
    One of the best salads ever! The vinaigrette was a perfect way to use up the leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving. It will be good on other salads as well. I used a gala apple instead of a pear. It was a perfect accompaniment with the apple chicken sausages with caramelized onions and peppers - 11/27/17


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    Incredible!
    I made this with salmon for dinner tonight. Used the dressing to cook the salmon also. Yummy! I did sub jellied cranberry sauce and ground ginger as I had those on hand. - 1/30/11


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    Incredible!
    This is fabulous! Very satisfying, I plan to take it to a winter picnic in the mountains. - 1/30/11


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    Incredible!
    Sounds really yummy!! - 1/29/11


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    had never used roatford cheese before . loved the receipe . - 1/29/11


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    This is so yummy!!!!! - 1/29/11


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    Good. - 1/29/11


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    Loved this salad! Will be making it again for company coming this weekend. - 1/29/11


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    Awesome! A keeper! - 1/29/11


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The vinaigrette sounds wonderful, will be trying it. - 1/29/11


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    Good
    It has all good ingredients, healthy. Love it. - 1/29/11


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    O.K.
    It tasted OK---not really my kind of food tho---- easy to make however- - 1/29/11


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    Incredible!
    The idea of using any leftover dressing for chicken marinade is great! Topping with sliced chicken breast would make this a meal. I also plan to use my own cranberry sauce that I make every year in the Fall. - 1/29/11


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    Incredible!
    Delicious, you will want more and always go back for a 2nd servicing later. - 1/29/11


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    O.K.
    Easy to prepare but not a dish I would spend calories on again. - 10/18/10


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love all of these salads and will try a couple of them this week.I have two different kinds of apples here now to start with, thanks. - 10/6/10


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    Very Good
    I left out the olive oil and no one seemed to miss it, everyone loved it and wanted more...a real easy and good dressing or things too, on the grill meats. - 5/2/09


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good...Roquefort is the same as Beu cheese, right? - 1/26/09


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good - 1/25/09


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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My FAVE salad is the Walnut Pear Salad at The Yardhouse - the difference with this recipe is plain walnuts instead of candied, roquefort instead of feta, and the use of fruit flavors instead of the oil. Sounds great, and will try with chicken to make a meal! - 1/25/09


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good .Going to make that tonight. Thanks - 1/25/09


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    Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good, I am making Walnut and Pear muffins for a trip to the beach next week and think I will add this to the menu. Good for you healthy tastes. I also have to say I agree totally with what STRAWBERRY*MOON had to say about commenting or rating a recipe. - 1/25/09


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    Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this tonight. - 1/25/09


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    Incredible!
    I have made a version of this since I ate it at a fancy restaurant. - 1/25/09


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Roquefort is my all-time favourite cheese - I can't wait to try this!!!! - 1/25/09


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great and I can hardly wait to make it this weekend. - 1/25/09


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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds fantastic!!!Will let you know when I prepare this dish. - 7/4/08


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    O.K.
    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I not a big fan of OJ - 7/4/08


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    Incredible!
    I love this one - 4/4/07