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Arugula and Pear Salad

Peppery arugula teams up with creamy Gorgonzola and sweet pears for a beautiful start to a stylish dinner party. Hint: Be sure to cook the pancetta or bacon till crispy.

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  • Makes: 6 side-dish servings
  • Start to Finish: 25 mins

Arugula and Pear Salad

Directions

  1. For dressing, in a screw-top jar, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt. Cover and shake well. Set aside.
  1. In a large skillet, cook pancetta or bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. Set aside. Add pear slices to drippings in skillet; cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned and tender, stirring occasionally. Keep warm.
  1. In a very large bowl, combine arugula, onion slices, and dressing. Gently toss to coat with dressing.
  1. Divide arugula mixture among six salad plates. Arrange pears on top. Sprinkle with pancetta, pine nuts, and Gorgonzola cheese. If desired, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Makes 6 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (Arugula and Pear Salad)

  • Per serving:
  • 215 kcal cal.,
  • 17 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 11 mg chol.,
  • 343 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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