There are some lovely pears around at the moment; big, juicey, tasty ones. Whilst I’m not a huge fan of using fruit in my savoury dishes, I do like to include them in salads. The subtle taste of pears makes them very suitable for this kind of dish. This is something my partner came up with. It keeps in the fridge for a couple of days, but didn’t last long in our case.

You will need:

– a couple of pears, peeled and chopped into bite-size chunks

– a crumbly Stilton

– walnuts, chopped if desired, preferably roasted in a dry pan for a few minutes

– a dash of olive oil

Combine your ingredients in a large bowl and stir, using the olive oil to try to ‘blend’ the mixture together as much as possible.

You may have as is, or add to your rucola/lettuce. Some other versions of the recipe use poached pears, but I prefer something with more bite.

You may also use some mustard with the olive oil, just be careful not to put too much as the Stilton and mustard together may have an overpowering taste.


  1. Posted November 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    best friend did this in summer, using dolcelatte and bambinella 🙂 she made the dressing with apple cider vinegar and honey (and some olive oil of course!). omg it was deeevinnneeee!!!!!

  2. Posted November 8, 2011 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Never thought of using apple cider vinegar and honey as a dressing! Will try it out some time 🙂

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