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Warm Blue Cheese And Pear Salad

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Ingredients
  Smoked streaky bacon rashers 4
  Ripe pears 3 , peeled, cored and sliced
  Blue cheese 5 Ounce, cut into small cubes (140 Gram)
  Baby spinach 4 Ounce, washed (100 Gram)
  Red wine/Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Clear honey 1 Teaspoon
  Whole grain mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Use kitchen scissors or a sharp knife to snip bacon crossways into fat matchsticks. Heat a small frying pan on a medium heat, add the bacon, then dry-fry for about 10 mins, until the fat has run and the bacon is crisp. Tip into a large bowl.
2. To make the dressing, reduce the heat in the pan to low and stir in 1 tbsp water, then the vinegar, honey and mustard. Stir well, scraping up any residue on the base of the pan. Stir in the oil, taste and season.
3. Heat a griddle pan, then cook the pears for 20-30 mins on each side, until marked but not too soft. Put in the bowl with the bacon and cheese then tip in the spinach and pears. Toss with the warm dressing and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Pear
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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