Saturday, October 8, 2011
Fig and Pear Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Figs and pears are in season now and I love them both. Tonight for dinner I made salad with figs and pears, which came out delicious. Here is how to make it for 2 people.
5 figs, washed, dried and cut in four pieces
1 Bartlett pear, seeded and sliced thin
1/4 of toasted hazelnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon of blue cheese
2 handfuls of baby greens
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of champagne vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, honey, mustard and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Dressing will be thick. All that honey!
2. On each plate assemble salad greens, fig slices, pear slices and blue cheese chunks, sprinkle with hazelnuts and drizzle with honey dijon vinaigrette. Take a bite of fig, blue cheese, hazelnut and salad and follow it up with a bite of a pear. Mmmm. Tasty. Vinaigrette is sweet and complements blue cheese and hazelnuts nicely.