Sweet, savoury, bursting with freshness! The mix of deliciously creamy blue cheese creates a match made in heaven and makes for a Summery meal any day of the week.
So let me start by saying this delicious recipe is a GAME-CHANGER! One, because it is pretty easy to make and 2, the strong punches of sweet and savoury makes your tastebuds dance!
Let's begin! For this recipe I have based the ingredients on serving 4 people which is the perfect lunch size or you could make this as a salad to accompany a dinner - both work, both are great!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
2 x tablespoons Egmont honey or honey of your choice.
2 x Large ripe pears
150g good quality crumbly blue cheese
1 x handful kale pp
1 x handful spinach pp
1 cup walnuts
3 x sprig thyme
Olive oil to dress salad
Salt and Pepper to taste
• Firstly, cut your pears into slices about 3-4mm thick and set aside.
• In a bowl, melt the butter in the microwave and when melted scoop your honey and mix well until combined.
• Heat a large frying pan or griddle pan on medium heat.
• Brush each pear slice with the honey butter mixture and place pears in the griddle pan with the thyme sprigs turning every minute so both sides are golden brown. If you would like an extra char on your pears, keep them in the pan for slightly longer and press down with a spatula.
• Set the pears aside and make your salad.
• In a bowl add one handful of spinach and one of kale to each bowl and sprinkle with crumbly blue cheese.
• In the still warm pan, add back to the heat and toast your walnuts in the remaining honey butter mix.
• Place your pears in the centre of the bowl, sprinkle the walnuts over the salad and garnish with a few fresh thyme leaves.
• Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil to finish.
This salad is best served on the day it's made but will keep for leftovers the following day. Just make sure to flash fry your pears prior to serving to stop them going soggy.
**If you make this, please tag me on Instagram or send them through! I would love to see your creations and see what variations you decide on**