Crunchy Vegetable Salad with Pears and Creamy Cheddar Dressing

Here is a a beautiful and fresh take on a classic salad combination: fruit, nuts, and cheese. Toasted hazelnuts are the perfect match for sweet, ripe pears, and finely grated vintage cheddar cheese adds plenty of interest to the classic buttermilk dressing. Serve this salad as a unique accompaniment to any winter holiday meal. The crisp, fresh winter vegetables will make a perfect partner to a Thanksgiving turkey or any other roasted meat and the pears are a healthy and colorful addition. Ingredients Salad 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped 1 small head radicchio, chopped 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced on a diagonal 2 USA Pears, such as Anjou or Bartlett, cored and sliced ⅓ cup toasted and chopped hazelnuts Dressing 5 tablespoons mayonnaise ¾ cup buttermilk ¾ cup finely grated vintage sharp cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons chopped chives ½ teaspoon Continue reading

A Seasonal Salad from Hilary Finch Hutler

I’m pleased to introduce a brand-new contributing blogger here at The Pear Dish, personal chef and recipe writer Hilary Finch Hutler. Read on for a quick Q-and-A with Hilary and her first recipe, a gorgeous end-of-summer salad! Welcome, Hilary! Tell us about yourself. I am a personal chef and recipe writer here in Portland, Oregon and I blog at I grew up in Eugene and worked in many restaurants as well as on a produce farm. Naturally, I fell in love with all of the produce that Oregon has to offer.   How did Tummyrumblr start? After several years of working as a personal chef, I stopped relying on recipes and started cooking based more on intuition and seasonality. I realized that I had been creating recipes for years but that I hadn’t been writing anything down. Tummyrumblr is Continue reading