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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pear & Feta Cheese Salad With Balsamic Vinegrette

A very easy, fancy salad!  Bring it to a 4th of July BBQ this weekend and you'll impress your friends & family!

Salad Ingredients:
1/2 head green leaf lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces

1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 Bosc pear, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 Asian pear, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces

Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar (I used red because that's what I had on hand)
1 clove crushed or chopped garlic
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 pinch salt
ground black pepper to taste


1.  Toss together salad ingredients. 

2.  Dressing:  In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, garlic, and mustard powder. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Stir in minced fresh herbs if desired.
3.  Add 1/2 cup dressing (no more!) to salad.  Toss to coat.

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