Pear, Gorgonzola & Walnut Salad


This pear and gorgonzola salad celebrates fall with its beautiful colors. The light and refreshing vinaigrette offsets the tangy funk of Gorgonzola and the sweetness from the raisins and pears.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
6 cups
Nutrition Profile:

Variations to Try

Feel free to get creative with this salad: add grilled chicken or grilled steak to make it meal-worthy. Choose a different nut, such as pecans or almonds or swap Bosc pears for your favorite variety, such as crisp Anjou or juicy Bartlett. If you can't find Gorgonzola cheese, you can use any type of blue cheese, such as Roquefort, Stilton or Danish Blue.

Can I Make This Salad in Advance?

No, it's best to serve this salad immediately. Be sure to wait to dress this salad until you're ready to serve or the greens will wilt.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 cups mixed baby lettuces

  • 1 medium ripe Bosc pear, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped

  • ¼ cup golden raisins


  1. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, honey, thyme, mustard, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Add lettuce and gently toss to combine. Top with sliced pear, Gorgonzola, walnuts and raisins. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
14g Fat
21g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Potassium 166mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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