STREAMING NOW: Nigella: At My Table

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“From Cooking Pleasures magazine The blue cheese was too strong for my husband and me. Next time I will use feta. "Sweet, delicious pears do double-duty in this pretty salad. They're diced and sauteed in butter for the salad's base, as well as sliced and served raw atop the mixed greens. For a crispy accompaniment, toast baguette slices and spread them with a creamy blue cheese. Look for an Oregon blue, such as Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Vein Cheese." To toast hazelnuts, place on baking sheet; bake at 375 4-6 minutes or until slightly darker in color and skins begin to crack. Cool.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small bowl, whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients. Can be made up to 3 days ahead.
  2. Cut 2 of the pears ito 1/2" pieces. Melt butter in heavy medium skillet over medium heat. Add chopped pears; sprinkle with 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/8 tsp salt. Cook 4-6 minutes or until golden brown and softened. Recipe can be made to this point up to 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
  3. Place cooked pears in center of 8 salad plates. In large bowl, toss salad mix with vinaigrette. Place on top of pears; sprinkle with cheese and nuts. Slice remaining 2 pears; arrange over greeens.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a