From My Kitchen to Yours – a favorite summer salad!
Easy Candied Pecan, Pear and Gorgonzola Salad (Serves 4)
½ cup pecans
½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
¼ cup sugar
1 pear – peeled, cored and diced
3 cups mixed greens
1 tablespoon Basalmic vinegar
½ cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon raspberry vinaigrette
1 tablespoon olive oil
1. Place pecans and sugar in a skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves creating a light tan liquid and coats the pecans. Remove pecans from skillet and spread them on sheet of aluminum foil to cool.
2. Place in large salad bowl the mixed greens, cranberries, cheese, vinaigrette, vinegar, and olive oil. Toss gently. Add candied pecans and toss again.