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Pear and Walnut Salad with Wheat Beer Vinaigrette

This is a lovely seasonal salad—with or without the blue cheese. Use your favorite microbrewed wheat beer for a low-fat vinaigrette with big flavor.

Ingredients: 

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Vinaigrette

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¾ cup wheat beer
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2 cloves garlic, minced
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1 Tbs. wildflower or amber honey
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1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
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½ cup balsamic vinegar
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⅓ cup vegetable stock
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⅓ cup olive oil

Ingredient Set Name: 

Salad

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8 cups assorted greens
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3 to 4 ripe red-skinned pears, halved, cored and thinly sliced
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6 oz. blue cheese or fresh goat cheese, crumbled, optional
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½ cup toasted walnut halves

Instructions: 

  1. To make Vinaigrette: Put wheat beer in saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until it has reduced to 1/4 cup, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and whisk in remaining ingredients. Set aside. 
  2. To make Salad: Arrange greens on 8 plates, and arrange pears on greens. Crumble blue cheese on top, if using, scatter with walnuts and drizzle each salad with Vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
210
Protein: 
3 g
Total Fat: 
14 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
21 g
Cholesterol: 
mg
Sodium: 
80 mg
Fiber: 
4 g
Sugar: 
13 g
Yield: 
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

OMG just made this today to bring to a friend's house, it's amazing! I used New Belgium Mothership Wit, YUM!! This brings two of my favorite things (beer and salad) together beautifully :)