Thursday, October 4, 2012

Perfect Pear Salad Recipes

With a plethora of pears at the supermarket right now, it's a perfect time to experiment with them.  Not only does my 11-month old love them sliced but they're a perfect fruit to add to salads.  The New York Times' Mark Bittman hits another home run with his 10 recipe suggestions for pear salads.

Spinach, apple and pear salad
From a pear relish to a spinach and apple recipe these look delicious and are so easy.  I always appreciate his recipes for their simplicity and seasonality. 

I don't make much but I can make a mean salad.  Here is my personal pear salad recipe that takes literally three minutes to make: 

Sliced Pear
Crumbled Blue Cheese
Any Protein: turkey, chicken, even canned tuna or salmon  

I prefer to dress my salads simply with a good balsamic vinegar.  Perfection!