Now that it's fall I'm going to be using as many pears, grapes, pumpkins, squashes, figs, and apples as I possibly can! I was flipping through the Salads section in my CIA Gourmet Meals in Minutes cookbook, and I found a Mixed Green Salad with Pears, Walnuts and Blue Cheese salad. It sounded delicious, so I made it and added some grilled chicken, grapes, and some balsamic vinaigrette. As I was making it I thought to myself, "Justin is going to hate this." Fortunately I was wrong and he actually really liked it! This is definitely getting added into our little "family cookbook."
Update: here is the recipe, Sherril!
Mixed Green Salad with Pears, Walnuts & Blue Cheese (adapted from the CIA)
Makes 2 servings
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 3 T. balsamic vinaigrette (I love the Fat-Free Balsamic Vinaigrette from Trader Joe's)
- 1/2 Bartlett pear, diced
- 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
- 2 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
- 6 oz. chicken breast, grilled
- 1 cup red grapes