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Arugula Pear Salad with Fresh Bleu Cheese

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There’s something so refreshing about this pear, bleu cheese and arugula salad. It has the perfect mix of every flavor and texture: sweetness from the pears, slight bitterness from the arugula, creaminess from the bleu cheese and crunch from the toasted walnuts. Recipe by Sammi Haber Brondo, MS, RD (@veggiesandchocolate).


  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 4 oz. arugula
  • 2 pears(1 red & 1 green Anjou)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Whisk all ingredients for dressing together. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss arugula with dressing.

Thinly slice pears and mix into salad.

Divide salad between 4 plates and top with blue cheese and walnuts.

Optional: toast walnuts on 350 F for 10 minutes before serving.

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