Roquefort Pear Salad

Ingredients

  • a whole bunch of spring mix or whatever greens you prefer
  • 3 pears – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 5 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons stoneground mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, toast the pecans in butter, let cool, and chop into pieces.
  2. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a large serving bowl, layer greens, pears, cheese, avocado, and scallions.
  4. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

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