Raw Beet, Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

TOTAL TIME: 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 6 to 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

SALAD:
  • 1 medium yellow beet, scrubbed well
  • 1 medium red beet, scrubbed well
  • 1 slightly underripe Comice pear
  • 2 to 3 ounces gorgonzola dolce, broken up into small pieces
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, leaves picked
    DRESSING:
    • 1 sprig fresh mint, leaves picked
    • Salt
    • Freshly ground pepper
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    Directions

    For the salad: Using a mandoline, slice the beets paper thin and arrange artfully on a platter. Core the pear and slice into thin lengthwise slices with a knife. Arrange the pears in fans on top of the beets. Add the gorgonzola dolce and garnish with whole mint leaves.

    For the dressing: Combine the extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl. Mince the thyme and the mint leaves together and add to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.

    Dress the salad right before serving.

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    • on July 29, 2014

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      Outstanding! I made this today, after purchasing orange and yellow beets at a farm. The mandolin does a fine job of cutting paper thin, as directed.
      Cannot wait to make this for guests!

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    • on April 29, 2014

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      Loved this salad. I've tried it with gorgonzola and feta now. Delicious both ways

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    • on August 19, 2013

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      This salad is delicious. I've also made it using goat cheese instead of gorgonzola, and also with a drizzle of olive oil and honey with fresh black pepper, instead of the dressing. So good!

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