Pear, Gorgonzola and Maple Candied Pecan Salad


Hello hungry peoples,

A pear and walnut salad with some stinky cheese is a classic salad. I love it so hard but like anything I cook I have to mess with it. I am not a huge fan of walnuts so decided to go with pecans. Why use nuts when you can use candied nuts??? Specifically maple syrup candied pecans. I also like to use Gorgonzola cheese as I love a stinky cheese but it can easily be replaced by something less obnoxious such as a Parmesan. The final flourish of some sticky balsamic vinegar is the perfect addition for this tasty salad.

Pear, Candied Pecan and Gorgonzola Salad

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 serve
Calories per serving: 1198


  • pear
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 100 g  gorgonzola
  • 2 cups mixed green leaves
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp sticky balsamic dressing

Cooking Directions

  1. Put the 2 tbsp of maple syrup in a saucepan on a medium heat.
  2. When it starts to get hot and liquidy, add the 1/2 cup of pecans and give it a good stir.
  3. Cook for another minute, stirring often to toast the pecans.
  4. Finely slice 1 pear.
  5. Place the two cups of mixed greens on a plate. Top with pear slices, the pecans, and the 100 g of Gorgonzola crumbled up.
  6. Drizzle sticky balsamic on top and dig in.
Pear, maple candied pecan and gorgonzola salad
Pear, maple candied pecan and gorgonzola salad

Difficulty: Easy peasy

One Comment Add yours

  1. Oh, I love the addition of the maple candied pecans. Yum!

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