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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon coarse (kosher) salt
pinch of freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
2 ripe but firm pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
4 crisply cooked pieces of bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2-1/2 cups cloose packed mixed greens
1-2 oz. crumbled Gorgonzola
In a small bowl, mix together the oil and honey. Whisk in the mustard, salt, pepper and vinegar. In a medium bowl, gently toss together the pears, bacon and mixed greens, lifting and blending the ingredients. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad, toss again, and divide among 4 chilled salad plates. Garnish each salad with crumbled cheese and serve immediately.
Sweetnicks’ Notes: First made in July 2005. From cookbook, “Everything Tastes Better with Bacon.” Slightly modified by Sweetnicks.