Winter Pear and Gorgonzola with Balsamic Vinegar and Toasted Walnuts, a starter

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The other kitchen change in place for 2017 is a reduction in meat consumption. The goal is to balance the ratios between omega 6 and omega 3 fats in our diets. Which brings us to this delicious Winter Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese starter plate. It is fresh and delicious! We paired this with a (meatless) main dish salad. 

We had been busy with errands throughout the day, coming home to a relaxed dinner was just the ticket. Our internet was out for most of the day, either from the freezing windstorm during the night or possible damage to the optic cable, we never did know.  

Our recipe, if you will, serves 2, but you can easily multiply for those around your table.

Winter Pear and Gorgonzola with Balsamic vinegar and Toasted Walnuts, a starter
Winter Pear and Gorgonzola with Balsamic Vinegar and Toasted Walnuts
Winter Pear and Gorgonzola with Balsamic Vinegar and Toasted Walnuts
by the seat of my pants!

1 firm yet ripe Pear
scant 1/4 c Gorgonzola cheese
scant T olive oil
scant T Balsamic vinegar
scant 1/4 c toasted walnut halves

In a small bowl, mash the Gorgonzola cheese together with the olive oil, to a chunky mass. Cut the pear in half, remove stem and core, leaving pear half intact, place each half on individual serving plates.

Divide the Gorgonzola mixture between the pear halves. Drizzle each with the Balsamic vinegar and arrange the toasted walnuts over and around the pear half. 


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  1. The pear looks delicious!
    Happy New Year and all the very best in 2017!

  2. Love pears and cheese, such a perfect flavor combination.

    1. I agree, pears and cheese are a magical duo, so glad to find such delicious pears in winter. Thanks for visiting!

  3. An elegant and delicious starter indeed!

  4. I have never tried pear with cheese. I know your post said pears-when I first looked I thought it was a chicken breast.

    1. Pears match up with just about any cheese, a creamy blue vein cheese has a special place on my plate when paired with a fresh pear. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Now that's as easy as it gets. This sounds yummy.

    1. Fresh pears and a blue veined cheese is one of my favorite combos. Adding the balsamic and toasted walnuts just upped my enjoyment! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I love a pear salad in the winter, it is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. looks delicious! coincidentally we had greens, pear, walnuts and Gorgonzola salad last night. I love pear and Gorgonzola! me eat it often in salad and flat bread :)

  8. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  9. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  10. That is gorgeous, Melynda, and so flavourful too! What a lovely, elegant starter! Thank you for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope to 'see' you again this week!


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