I’m back to share some recipes with you! Though I’m mostly out of the office on maternity leave, I’ve been setting aside one day a week to keep our Health Refresh clients rolling toward wellness. Try this yummy pear and gorgonzola salad for lunch this week!

Refreshing Pear Gorgonzola Salad 
Servings: 4 side salads


For the salad dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey or agave
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

For the salad 

  • 3 cups wild lettuce mix or arugula
  • 1 pear diced
  • 3 tbsp crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts lightly toasted
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries roughly chopped


  • Toast the walnuts in a pan with a small amount of oil over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  • To make the salad dressing, add the olive oil, vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, and oregano to a small mixing bowl. Whiskingredients together until well combined. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, if desired and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the lettuce, pear, cheese, walnuts and cranberries to a large salad bowl.
  • Top the salad with half the salad dressing. Mix gently to coat the lettuce. If the salad requires more dressing, add a little extra at a time until the desired dressing ratio is reached. Serve immediately.
    • This recipe makes 2 large salads or up to 4 small side salads.
    • A small pear is enough for this salad. If you can only find a large pear, start with half and add more only if you think it needs it.
    • You may prefer more or less vinaigrette on your salad, so start with half and add until your desired level.
    NutritionCalories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 451IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg

Reference: https://afoodloverskitchen.com/pear-gorgonzola-salad/