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Tuesday
Sep182012

Pear, Bacon & Gorgonzola Salad

Pear, Bacon & Gorgonzola Salad

If you were wondering how the dinner conversations usually go at our house, they usually go a little something like this.

"Mmm, this is really good, what are you calling the recipe?" - Mr. KMW

"Pear, Bacon & Gorgonzola Salad" - Me

"I think you should call it Bacon, Pear & Gorgonzola Salad" - Mr. KMW

"But there's more Pear than Bacon in the salad" - Me

"But I like Bacon more than Pear" - Mr. KMW

A similar conversation probably happened about whether butternut squash should come before pear in this soup, and whether this should be called a chili or stew...really, I could go on. I won't though, you get it...deep conversations going on at our house.

Regardless of the name, you need to try this salad. I made my go to dressing, a Dijon vinaigrette and the flavors blended perfectly.

Below is the recipe that made dinner for two, adjust the ingredients based on how many you're serving and the portions you prefer.

Ingredients
For Salad
3 to 4 cups baby spinach
2 pears, cored and chopped
6 slices bacon, cooked & broken into pieces (I've warned you that I always keep cooked bacon in the freezer and just microwave it for about 12 seconds)
1/2 medium red onion, roughly chopped
1/3 cup gorgonzola 

For the Balsamic Dijon Dressing (makes more than you need, but save what's leftover for another salad)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 cup olive oil

Directions
Whisk together balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and olive oil to make dressing.

Toss together spinach, pear, bacon, red onion and gorgonzola to make salad. Drizzle with balsamic Dijon dressing and enjoy! 

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