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Grilled Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Demi Glaze

Grilled Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Demi Glaze

Grilled Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Demi Glaze

by | May 20, 2016

My mother and father live on a lake in western North Carolina and are constantly entertaining guests. As spring approaches they extend an open invitation to all their friends who are eager to get in on some “dock therapy.” That’s what my parents call it when they all go down to the dock on the lake and enjoy the sounds of the water, the feel of the sun and good conversation. It’s amazing how just a little dock therapy can work up such an appetite. Luckily, my mother finds it rewarding to feed people. She is the queen of all things salad, and everyone waits with anticipation for the unveiling of her salad dish.

I’ve tried to pick up her salad-making skills. For this light but filling salad, I like the combination of sweet grilled pears over a peppery bed of greens. Pears are typically late-summer fare, although you can find them in the grocery store year round. The spring salad mix consists of arugula, Bibb, Boston, radicchio and Mache lettuces, a combination that includes bitter, sweet and peppery flavors.

Combine that with the pungent taste of Gorgonzola, crunchy bacon and walnuts, and you have yourself a salad winner. Offer this delicious Grilled Pear and Gorgonzola Salad to your guests, with or without the dock therapy. Enjoy!

Print Recipe
Grilled Pear and Gorgonzola Dressing
A light but filling salad with a combination of sweet grilled pears over a peppery bed of greens.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Pears & Salad
Balsamic Demi Glaze
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Pears & Salad
Balsamic Demi Glaze

About The Author

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina, Sandi always dreamed of living on the coast. In her youth, she was always by the water; she was raised tending a big garden and stomping around in the creek. She spent her adolescent days on a Jet Ski or fishing on Lake James, N.C., and she and her friends would camp and hike the Linville Gorge. Attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte she felt like she was getting out of my small-town box and living the city life; at the same time, she was getting a little closer to the ocean. Moving to Wilmington has been a dream come true, and the life she has created has been a blessing. She enjoys kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach, and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth wherever she is. At home, she loves to cook and play with her dogs in the backyard. She also enjoys DIY home improvement endeavors. No outdoor shower, fire pit or flower bed is too big of a job! Being a part of the North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine team has taught Sandi that you really can enjoy your career.

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