Anjou Pear & Gorgonzola Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Tonight we finished the last of my Dad’s – Mario Belotti, famous Anjou pears. He proudly grows delicious produce and shares it with family, friends and neighbors. A few weeks ago I prepared this salad on Sacramento & Co a local TV show.
Watch the video here.

Cook, Eat, Laugh…Claudia

Salad Ingredients:

6  cups mixed greens, about 5 ounces, rinsed and dried

1 Anjou Pear, sliced thin

1/2 cup Mandarin orange segments

1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1/2 cup candied walnut halves

1/4 cup pomegranate juice

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2  teaspoon sea salt

dash freshly ground pepper

1/2  cup extra virgin olive oil

To Prepare Dressing
Pour juice and vinegar into a small bowl. Stir in salt and pepper. Whisking continuously, slowly add the olive oil until it is thoroughly blended.

To Prepare Salad
Place salad greens in a large bowl. Add pears, Mandarin segments and cheese. Toss with one third of the dressing. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Add more dressing as needed. Plate and garnish with pomegranate seeds and walnut halves. Serve immediately.

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