Butter Lettuce Salad, Gorgonzola & Pear Dressing

Butter Lettuce Salad, Gorgonzola & Pear Dressing

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Prep Cook Ready in Servings
40 min 0 min 40 min 4


1 avocado(s) Avocado (halved, pitted, peeled and diced)
1/4 tsp Black pepper (for dressing)
1/2 cup crumbled Blue cheese (gorgonzola) (for dressing)
1/3 cup Cranberries, dried
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard (for dressing)
1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
1/3 cup Hazelnuts (toasted and roughly chopped)
1/4 tsp Kosher salt (for dressing- plus extra for seasoning)
1/2 tbsp Lemon juice (for dressing)
1 head Lettuce, butterhead (Boston) (cut into 4 wedges)
3 tbsp Pear nectar, canned (for dressing)
1/2 large Pear, asian (quartered lengthwise, cored and thinly sliced)
1 1/2 tbsp White balsamic vinegar (for dressing)


For the dressing: In a blender, blend together the oil, pear nectar, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, diced pear, cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.

For the salad: Place the lettuce wedges on 4 salad plates. Arrange the avocado, pear slices, hazelnuts and cranberries around the lettuce. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 458
Calories from fat 339
Calories from saturated fat 67
Total Fat 38 g
Saturated Fat 7.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 24.6 g
Cholesterol 13.4 mg
Sodium 408 mg
Potassium 515 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.5 g
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
Sugars 13.0 g
Protein 7.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Meat Alternative 0.4
Milk Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 1.2

Energy sources