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Gorgonzola Pear Salad With Merlot Shallot Dressing

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“An elegant summer salad...found at The Fresh Market and tweaked slightly! Not sure why it was dubbed "Merlot" Shallot Dressing, as the original recipe calls for Rose. I used a Pinot Noir and enjoyed the results, so I think any lighter red will work well.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
4 salads
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine shallots and wine in a medium sauce pan over high heat. Bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Let mixture cool completely. Add vinegar, sugar, garlic and mustard. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate dressing until ready to serve.
  3. In a large bowl, mix baby lettuce, cheese, walnuts and bacon. Add pears and toss with Merlot Shallot Dressing just before serving.

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