The Holidays were filled with so much wonderful food and I indulged every night–perhaps a little too much! Now I’m ready to start a new exercise routine after all that wining and dining and I’m cooking up some lighter foods. One of my favorite salads is pears, pistachios and Roquefort–the perfect combination!
Pears are in season now and they’re so juicy and ripe and pair perfectly with cheese. They’re especially delicious with Roquefort, the strong smelly kind. The saltiness of the cheese and smooth sweetness of the pear send a riot of flavors throughout your mouth. When you add the crunchiness of the pistachios and the bitterness of the frisee and chicory lettuces, combined with a marvelous sherry vinaigrette, it’s all heavenly. Serve this winter salad as a first course. Your guests will love it!