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Pear, Gorgonzola, & Beet Salad Recipe

Pears are one of the most popular fruits worldwide – and for good reason!

Low in calories and boasting a skin rich in phytonutrients, this sweet and juicy fruit is as tasty as it is good for you. From a savory addition to grilled meats and salads to a sweet and syrupy dessert, pears are a versatile fruit that is in season just in time for the autumn months.

Pear, Gorgonzola, & Beet Salad

Recipe by Nutrition World
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Servings

8

serving
Cooking time

90

minutes
Calories

180

kcal
Refrigerate Time

1

hour

Earthy beets and juicy pears come together to create a mixed green salad that is flavorful and filling. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups

    pear, thinly sliced

  • 2

    beets

  • 4 oz

    Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

  • 1 Tbsp

    lemon juice

  • ¼ cup

    extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup

    balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ tsp

    salt

  • ¼ tsp

    black pepper

  • 2 tsp

    Dijon mustard

  • 1

    large shallot, chopped

  • 5 oz

    mixed salad greens

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 350°F. 

  • Peel and wash the beets. Leave the beets wet and wrap each in a separate piece of foil. 

  • Place the beets on a baking sheet and bake for 90 minutes or until tender. 

  • When cooled, unwrap the beets and cut them into small pieces. Mix the sliced pears with lemon juice in a bowl. 

  • Refrigerate the mixture for 1 hour. 

  • Place the beets and Gorgonzola into 2 separate bowls. Refrigerate for 1 hour. 

  • Whisk together a vinaigrette with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, ground pepper, Dijon mustard, and chopped shallot in a bowl. 

  • Put mixed greens in a large serving bowl. Add the pears, beets, and cheese on top of the greens. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss.

  • Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories—180 / Total Fat—12g / Saturated Fat—4g / Sodium—84mg / Carbohydrate—17g / Dietary Fiber—3g / Sugar –11g / Protein —4g

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