Fennel, Blue Cheese and Pear Salad
Recipe type: salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 3-4
This salad with fennel, blue cheese, and pears makes a great start to a fall or winter meal.
For the dressing:
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. champagne vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste.
For the salad:
  • 1 large head lettuce, washed, spun dry, shredded or 6 oz. prepared baby salad greens
  • 1 large or 2 small bulbs fennel or anise, quartered, pithy center removed, white bulbs sliced thinly, feathery tops discarded or saved for another purpose.
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 pears, quartered, centers cut out, sliced into thin wedges.
  • 3 oz. artisan blue cheese, crumbled
  1. Brown the fennel in olive oil in a large pan for about 20 minutes, salt to taste.
  2. Toss washed, dried, and shredded lettuce with dressing ingredients.
  3. Arrange salad greens on dinner plates.
  4. Distribute browned fennel and chopped walnuts on top of greens.
  5. Add pear slices and sprinkle the blue cheese on top.
Recipe by Fit and Fed at http://fitandfed.net/2011/11/28/fennel-blue-cheese-pear-salad/