nutritional information


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

Pear and Walnut Salad with Wheat Beer Vinaigrette

Pear and Walnut Salad with Wheat Beer Vinaigrette

Serves 8

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.
  • ¾ cup wheat beer
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. wildflower or amber honey
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable stock
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 8 cups assorted greens
  • 3 to 4 ripe red-skinned pears, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • 6 oz. blue cheese or fresh goat cheese, crumbled, optional
  • ½ cup toasted walnut halves
  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.
November 2004

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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 :)

Beccah - 2010-07-16 15:05:55