As many of you will know, when I am home alone for an evening I always try to seize the opportunity and make something a bit different for my dinner –something Ian would either not eat or would simply not meet ‘man food requirements’. Last night was no exception. In thinking about what I had that needed using up, my eyes fell upon the fruit bowl containing a few pears –a fruit that to be honest I hardly ever think to buy which is crazy as they are so delicious when you catch them at their ripest. I also noticed my jar of walnuts that I usually save for baking and BINGO! I would make a pear salad with walnuts and blue cheese –something I have always known goes together but never had or made it myself. But it is so simple, I urge you guys to give it a go!
What you will need:
• 1-2 pears depending on size. Peel and chop into chunks.
• A handful/2oz of walnuts roughly chopped
• 2oz blue cheese (Stilton goes well but in this case I got Asda’s own blue cheese). Break/crumble into small chunks.
• Salad leaves
For the dressing:
• 2 tsp Olive oil
• 1tsp Balsamic vinegar
• Salt and pepper
How to make:
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and roughly mix together.
In a separate bowl (I often use a shot glass -try it!) mix together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a pinch of salt and pepper, you can also add a squeeze of lemon juice but this isn’t essential.
Add the dressing to the salad and toss together before plating up and getting stuck in.
This dish is perfect for summer and the combination of sweet and savoury flavours dance together on the tongue –it really is a very delicious and oh so simple supper!
Until next time x