This pear walnut blue cheese salad is the perfect summer meal. Light and delicious. Thanks to Litehouse for sponsoring this post.
Let’s talk summer meal ideas. I’m all for a good burger on the grill but honestly, it gets so darn hot here so early on in the summer that grilling out in the heat is kind of miserable. It’s only the beginning of June and the temperatures here are already creeping up into the mid to upper nineties. Come ON Mother Nature. That’s like late August weather. NOT early June weather. My other options for dinner are standing over the stove or having the oven heat up the house. I’m saying NOPE to both of those. With those out, my options seem to be fast food (NO) or a salad. I’m choosing salad, for the win! Specifically a pear walnut blue cheese salad.
In my mind, the perfect salad is enjoyed dining al fresco with friends with hours of conversation and beautiful sparking globe lights twinkling above me. But then I come back to the reality of a family with 2 very busy kids. My salads are enjoyed around our dinner table with my kids’ conversations lasting well into the night.
Salads are no longer just iceberg lettuce and some carrot slices anymore. I absolutely love the combination of fruit and nuts mixed in with greens. My new favorite combo is pear, walnuts and blue cheese.
PEAR WALNUT BLUE CHEESE SALAD
OMG this is like heaven in every bite. I’ve never been a big fan of blue cheese dressing mainly because I’ve usually just had it in combination with chicken wings. Let me tell you Litehouse Chunky Bleu Cheese Dressing is the PERFECT topping for this salad. It really balances out the sweetness of the pear and goes perfect with the nutty flavor of the walnuts. You can find it in the refrigerated section right next to all those fresh veggies that you are buying for your salad.
To make this salad, start with a bed of freshly washed spinach and layer on sliced pears, blue cheese crumbles and crushed walnuts. If you want to take it a step further, you can use candied walnuts but I just used plain. You’ve just put together the perfect cold, crisp salad. It deserves to be topped with something just as cold, crisp and fresh tasting as the fruit and veggies in the salad. Drizzle on a few tablespoons of Litehouse Chunky Bleu Cheese Dressing and you have a delicious meal in no time flat.
So dress up your delicious salads this summer with Litehouse Dressings. See all the flavor options and sign up for their newsletter to get a coupon.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Litehouse Dressing. All opinions are 100% my own.
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