Monday, March 15, 2010

Eric's Kitchen in Jersey City: Warm Pear Arugula Salad

So I'm trying to post a couple of 'healthier' recipes since I've noticed most of my posts tend to not be very health conscious. Jenn and I try to eat salads as often as possible but I only have a few different ones that we eat often so I'll have to start experimenting a little to find some new options to post. I love my Trader Joe's spicy pecans and Gorgonzola cheese so those tend to be in most of my salads. I also try to include some sort of fruit or berries. This one uses baby arugula greens, the nuts and cheese and warm pears sauteed in a little butter and brown sugar. I love arugula but it's pretty bitter so I like to have something sweet to balance it out. I serve it with homemade balsamic vinaigrette and people seem to like it so far!

Baby Arugula
Trader Joe's Sweet and Spicy pecans
Crumbled Gorgonzola
Ripe Pear, Sliced and sauteed in butter, sprinkled with brown sugar
Homemade balsamic vinaigrette:
-1 part good quality balsamic vinegar
-2 parts good extra virgin olive oil
-salt, ground black pepper and minced garlic to taste

1 comment:

  1. What a nice combo! Using cooked pear in your salad. Absolutely delicious!


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