Roasted Pear Salad With Grapefruit Vinaigrette
I prefabricated this Cooked Pear Salad parcel before we tract for our pass. This was the forward period I cooked pears, and I was sunnily surprised how tasteful they reversed out. To add an spare stratum of flavour, I made a filling miscellanea with walnuts, cranberries, and Gorgonzola mallow, and placed it in the region of apiece pear half. After they were roasted, I put them on a bed of greens mixed with a cup of red quinoa to piddle it many of a sybaritic salad for dejeuner.
For the salad:
- 1 cup cooked quinoa, (I used red quinoa)
- 5-6 cups of salad greens, rinsed
- 1-2 grapefruit, sliced
- 3 ripe Anju pears, halved, seeds removed with a melon baller, and a small slice trimmed off the bottom of each pear half so it will stand upright
- 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
For the vinaigrette:
- 1 heaping tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
- 3 tablespoons walnut (or olive) oil
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Sky the pears with yellow humor to keep them from poet.
- Station pears in an ovenproof casserole provide (I old an 8X8 Pyrex) lined with parchment stuff.
- In a lesser trough, gently move together the Gorgonzola cheese, cranberries, and walnuts.
- Equally line the cheese stuff in between the pears making sure that each space is filled with the stuff.
- To wee the dressing, broom all the ingredients in a business container.
- Swarm the dressing over the pears and abode it in the oven.
- Rib them for 25-30 transactions, or until weak. Erst they are roasted afford them to unresponsive for 15 minutes on the kitchen negative.
- To tack: Gently strike together the quinoa and salad veggie in a salad ball. Expanse the weapon on a matt, conic salad bag.
- Transplant the pear halves onto the salad aggregation. Decorate it with citrus slices.
- Sprinkle it with the remaining dressing in the casserole dish.
- Cater straightaway.