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Roasted Pear Salad with Bleu Cheese Bacon Balsamic Dressing

Roasted Pear Salad with Bacon and Bleu Cheese

This Roasted Pear Salad with bleu cheese and bacon recipe is a family favorite dinner idea year-round for us, but it also would be perfect for a holiday menu! Roasted pears go perfectly with bleu cheese, crispy bacon and dried cranberries all drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted pear salad, roasted pears
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author A Turtle's Life for Me- Natalie Dixon

Ingredients

  • 2 Pears
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6 Strips of Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Bleu Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
  • Mixed Leafy Greens
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

  2. Cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels and then crumble.

  3. Cut pears length-wise and lay cut-side up on a cookie sheet. Use a small spoon to scoop out cores from center of pears. Drizzle or brush olive oil on cut side of pears.

  4. Fill the center cavities in each pear with bleu cheese and crumbled bacon. 

  5. Cook pears in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes.

  6. While pears are cooking, arrange leafy greens in a large bowl. Place cooked pears on top of leafy greens. Sprinkle with dried cranberries and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.

Recipe Notes

You can also serve these as individual salads in small bowls. Top each bowl of leafy greens with a roasted pear!

These salads would also be great sprinkled with chopped pecans.

The measurements for the bacon and bleu cheese are just estimates. Feel free to add as much as you would like!