Dress this Arugula, Endive, and Pear Salad in a garlicky vinaigrette and top with blue cheese and toasted walnuts for a crisp counterpoint to hearty fare.
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 heads Belgian endive, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces
- 4 cups arugula
- 2 red pears, cored and thinly sliced
- 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- ¾ cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
- In a small bowl, combine minced garlic and salt. Mash together to form a paste. Add vinegar, mustard, and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil until well blended.
- In a large bowl, combine endive, arugula, and pear. Drizzle dressing over greens and pears, tossing gently. Top with cheese and walnuts.
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