Sweet n' Savory Baked Pear Salad

Filled with Gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and herbs, you’re going to want to pear up with this satisfying salad dish, pronto.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 pears
  • 1 10-oz container of Cedar’s Topped Organic Mediterranean Hommus
  • ½ cup Gorgonzola cheese
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • Fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
Serves 4 Total 30-60 Minutes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cut pears in half and scoop out seeds.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in a butter-lined baking dish, cut side down, for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove pears from oven and fill with Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts, then return to oven and bake for 5 additional minutes.
  6. In the meantime, mix a vinaigrette using maple syrup, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and mustard.
  7. Dress the arugula leaves.
  8. On each plate, spoon a dollop of Cedar’s Topped Organic Mediterranean Hommus, dressed arugula salad and two baked pear halves.
  9. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves.