GREEN SALAD WITH PEARS, STILTON AND WHITE WINE VINAIGRETTE (for four)
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
¼ cup olive oil
6 cups red and/or green leaf lettuce (at Christmas a combination is festive), rinsed and spun dry
1 large firm-ripe Bartlett pear, peeled and sliced
¼ pound Stilton cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
½ cup pecans, toasted lightly, cooled and chopped
- In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard and salt and pepper to taste. Add the oil in a stream, whisking, and whisk the dressing until it is emulsified.
- In a bowl, toss the lettuce with half the dressing and divide the salad among 4 plates. Arrange one fourth of the pear slices decoratively on each plate, divide the Stilton and the pecans among the salads and drizzle the remaining vinaigrette on top.
from Gourmet Magazine, December, 1992