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Happy First Day of Fall!

This is a wonderful transitional dish – incorporating Fall flavors with the fresh, crisp taste of Summer!

FRESH PEAR AND ROMAINE SALAD

fresh pear and romaine salad

DRESSING

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 pear, peeled, cored and chopped

1/4 cup olive oil

SALAD

1 pear, peeled, cored, chopped

1 tablespoon lemon juice

salad greens

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup pecans, toasted

1 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese

1/2 cup dried cherries

Place lemon juice, rice vinegar, white balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, Dijon mustard, pepper and pear in a blender, cover and process until smooth. Slowly add oil in a steady stream.

For the salad, toss chopped pear with lemon juice. In a large bowl, toss salad greens with 1/2 cup dressing, season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with pear, pecans, cheese and cherries. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home, April/May 2015

www.tasteofhome.com/

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