Ontario Bartlett Pear is grated and tossed in lemon juice, accompanied by blue cheese and candied pecans over arugula. Served in four small bowls or in a fresh hollowed out pear, and drizzled with citrus vinaigrette.
In a small saucepan over high heat, stir 1/4 (60 mL) cup of sugar together with the pecans and water. Continue stirring gently until sugar has caramelized the pecans, around 1 minute. Carefully transfer nuts onto parchment paper, allow to cool.
For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar, salt and pepper until combined.
In 4 separate small bowls, layer arugula, pears and blue cheese. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.
Toss grated pear in 1/2 tsp of lemon juice to prevent browning. For presentation, serve salad in a fresh hollowed out pear.
Serving Size 1/4
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.