Grilled Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Port Vinaigrette
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
  • 1cup walnutswhole or large pieces
  • 6slices prosciutto
  • 3 pears
  • cooking spray
  • 8cups mixed greens
  • 6oz blue cheese
  • 1cup Ruby Port
  • 1 shallotminced
  • 1/2cup walnut oilcan sub olive oil
  • 1 1/2Tbsps red wine vinegar
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
  1. Preheat broiler. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Peel and core pears. Slice lengthwise and arrange slices in one layer on the baking pan. You should get at least 8 slices of pear per pear. Spray the pears with cooking spray.
  2. Broil until pears turn golden brown on both sides. This may take 4-5 minutes per side. Watch carefully so they don’t burn.
  3. Put walnuts in a non-stick frying pan. Heat walnuts over medium high heat, stirring often. Remove from heat when they start turning browner and you can smell them.
  4. Spread prosciutto on a microwaveable plate in one layer. Microwave until the slices are crisp and brittle. This takes about 4 minutes but check them often since microwave strengths vary. Allow slices to cool and them crumble them.
  5. Bring port and shallots to a boil over medium high heat in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until port is reduced by half (about 10 minutes). Strain the port and allow to cool. Discard shallots. Whisk remaining dressing ingredients together just before serving.
  6. Toss greens, prosciutto, walnuts and blue cheese together. Divide evenly among 6 plates. Divide pear slices evenly and mound them in the center of the salad plate. Drizzle dressing over the salad just before serving.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Port Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 514 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 20g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 689mg 29%
Potassium 547mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 79%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 22%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.