GREEN LEAVES ARE bursting out all around us, and it makes me want to eat salad! One of the restaurants down the street from us has an amazing gorgonzola and pear salad. I love it so much that I have made my own version here at home. The salad has beautiful green leaves of boston bib lettuce, slices of pear, homemade french dressing and gorgonzola crumbles. Yum!
For the dressing you will need:
Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix them into a smooth consistency. It should be slightly sweet and tangy with a hint of the onion coming at the end.
For the salad, remove the outer leaves and chop the head into large pieces. I use about one head for each salad. Boston bib lettuce is sometimes also sold as butter leaf or butter bib lettuce. Core a pear and cut it into approximately 1/2" pieces. I used Bosc pear, but you may use whatever type of pear looks good at the market.
Put the lettuce, pear pieces (about 1/2 pear per salad) and gorgonzola crumbles in a bowl and drizzle about 2 Tablespoons of the french dressing on the salad. Serve alone or as a prelude to a lovely spring dinner, preferably with a view to the lovely new green leaves of spring. Enjoy!