Caramelized Walnut and Pear Salad

Carmelized Walnut and Pear Salad

Crips pears, caramelized walnuts, and gorgonzola cheese are just a few of the delicious flavors in this pear and walnut salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword pear and walnut salad, pear salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 551kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 C Caramelized Walnuts see recipe below
  • 1 C crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
  • 2 pears cut in thin slices
  • 1 C red pepper slices
  • 1/2 C Champagne Vinaigrette see recipe below

Caramelized Walnuts

  • 1 C walnuts
  • 1/2 C sugar

Champagne Vinaigrette

  • 1 Tbsp chopped shallot
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 C Champagne wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


Caramelized Walnuts

  • Combine sugar and nuts in a pan on medium heat. Stir until sugar is melted and nuts are coated and begin to brown. Place on a plate to cool.

Champagne Vinaigrette

  • In a bowl combine shallot, mustard, sugar, garlic, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Mix well using a wire whisk. Makes about 2 Cups


  • Combine greens, nuts, cheese, pears and red peppers in bowl. Top with Champagne Vinaigrette.


Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 0.7mg