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Roasted Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad with Cashews

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-3 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Elevate your side salad with this roasted pear and bleu cheese salad tossed in lemon thyme dressing with roasted cashews for extra crunch. #easy #healthy #salad #dinner #vegetarian




  • 1 firm pear (I used Forelle but you can choose whichever is your favorite)
  • 12 oz Bleu cheese
  • a handful of roasted cashews
  • 1 med/large head of Butterhead lettuce (or whichever is your favorite)

Lemon Thyme Dressing

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 sprig of thyme (leaves removed and finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 12 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste



Preheat oven to 450F/220C.  Wash pear and roast in the oven for 20 min.

After roasting, remove from oven and wrap in aluminum foil to allow the pear to steam from the inside out.

Meanwhile, wash and dry lettuce.

When the pear is cool to the touch, remove the stem and peel the skin off.

Cut in half and take out the core where the seeds are.

Slice into bite-sized pieces.


Toss dressing over lettuce leaves then top with roasted pear slices, crumbled Bleu cheese and a generous sprinkling of roasted cashews.

Lemon Thyme Dressing

Combine minced garlic, finely chopped thyme leaves, honey and lemon juice together.  Slowly whisk in olive oil until thoroughly emulsified.  Taste and season with salt and pepper.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Category: Salad, starter, side, vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Western

Keywords: salad, lemon, thyme, pear, bleu cheese, cashews, side salad, vegetarian, appetizer, starter