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Pear & Gorgonzola Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

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Serves
1
Prep
5 minutes
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There’s a reason pear and blue cheese salads are a classic- these salads are rich flavor while incredibly easy to make.  In fact, in 5 minutes (or less, if you are a quick pear slicer!), you can create this Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette.  This special salad is rich in heart-healthy omega-3’s and antioxidants.  Of course, the recipe can be extended for however many family members or guests you may be entertaining.  An elegant dish that any salad-hater will love 


Ingredients


What (your ingredients):


Dijon Vinaigrette


¼ cup apple cider vinegar


Pinch of salt and pepper


½ cup olive oil


Pear and Gorgonzola Salad


2 handfuls spinach


½ ounce walnuts


½ pear, sliced paper thin


1-inch cube gorgonzola blue cheese, crumbled


 


Drizzle of Dijon Vinaigrette


Directions


How (your directions):


Prepare the Dijon Vinaigrette by whisking all ingredients together.  Vinaigrette can be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for future use.


To prepare salad, place a few handfuls of spinach onto a plate.  Then place sliced pears onto spinach a drizzle with Dijon Vinaigrette.


Sprinkle salad with walnut pieces and gorgonzola crumbles.


Enjoy immediately!


 


Why (the science):  Pears are rich in flavanols, which have been shown to play an important role in improving insulin sensitivity (which means your insulin is more controlled)!


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