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Pear and mixed green salad with maytag blue cheese, peach vinaigrette
Chef Augie Mrozowski, Owner of Augie`s Front Burner
-2 bunches salad greens washed and dried, stems trimmed (available in some markets)
-1 ripe pear, thinly sliced
-1/2 lemon, juiced
-8 ounces Maytag or other blue cheese, crumbled
-Sunflower seeds (optional)
-1 medium yellow peach
-3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
-3 Tbsp.red wine or champagne vinegar
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Combine greens in a salad bowl. Squeeze a little lemon juice over pear slices to keep them from browning. Arrange them on top of lettuces. Top salad with blue cheese crumbles. dressing. Pour dressing over salad, season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve.
Peel and pit one peach. Cut into chunks and place in a blender with oil, vinegar, salt, and cayenne. Whirl until smooth.
This recipe aired 09/18/12.