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Blue Cheese and Pear Salad

Prep Time 20 mins
Servings 1


  • 1/2 Bartlett or Anjou pear cut into chunks
  • 2 cups spinach and arugula mix
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp walnut pieces
  • 1 1/2 tbsp low fat crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 Tbs olive or walnut oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice from lemon above
  • 1/8 tsp powdered mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash greens, soak in ice water for a few minutes to crisp.  Drain and spin dry thoroughly
  • Wash pear. Cut in half, remove core and seeds. (If you have a nice ripe pear, you should be able to take out the center with your measuring teaspoon.) Cut the pear into chunks. Sprinkle them with lemon juice.
  • In a small bowl, mix oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Add powdered mustard and whisk briskly. Dress the greens. Toss them with the walnut and cheese crumbles. Gently fold in the pear. A large salad for one or a side salad for two.