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Kale, Pear, Gorgonzola Salad

Course lunch or dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author monicaswanson.com

Ingredients

  • 6 cups crunchy kale leaves chopped into bite-size pieces. (I like baby kale pre-washed in a bag for this)
  • 1 crisp pear or apple
  • 1/2- 3/4 pumpkin seeds Walnuts are a great option here too.
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola bleu cheese is great here, too.
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Dressing:
  • 3/4 cup apple juice or cider
  • 4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all dressing ingredients. Refrigerate (can be made ahead and chilled!)
  2. Peel and core pear and slice into small pieces.
  3. Combine kale, pear, pumpkin seeds (or walnuts), gorgonzola, and cranberries.
  4. Toss salad with dressing and top with an extra sprinkle of cranberries, gorgonzola and seeds. Serve.
  5. ENJOY!