Roasted Pear and Watermelon Salad

23 Sep


I received a beautiful watermelon and a head of the most gorgeous lettuce you ever will see in my CSA box this week.

I decided to conjure  up a salad for dinner tonight.  I used some interesting flavor combinations that worked better than I had ever hoped.


  • 1 medium pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • cinnamon
  • lettuce
  • 1 handful chopped walnuts
  • 1 c. watermelon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • Vinaigrette of your choice (I used a spicy strawberry-balsamic)

Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking spray.  Place pears in single layer on baking sheet.  Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until pears are soft.  Let pears cool  before adding to salad.

Thats it.

Layer the lettuce on your plate.  Add cooled pears and water melon.  Sprinkled walnuts and cheese on top.  Drizzle vinaigrette over the top.

I loved the sweetness of the fruit coupled with the savory blue cheese.  The vinaigrette I used  added a nice background spice to the salad.

Close up.


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Posted by on September 23, 2009 in blue cheese, pears, walnuts, watermelon


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