Blue Cheese, Pancetta and Candied Walnut Salad
This was a fun & decadent salad. It has a great combination of crunchy, salty, creamy & sweet. This is not a healthy salad but it’s great for a special treat and pairs nicely with a steak. I add slices of fresh pear too but I didn’t have any for this meal. This salad serves 4 people.
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1/4 cup walnuts
Heat a DRY skillet over medium heat. Add the sugar & let it melt. Once it’s turned into a clear liquid, add the walnuts & stir quickly. Remove from heat & place on a plate to cool. They will be stuck together but once they cool you can crush them apart.
- Romaine lettuce
- Grape tomatoes (as much as you like)
- 1-2 tbsp low fat blue cheese
- 4 slices of pancetta, cooked & crumbled
- 1/2 pear sliced thinly
- 2 tbsp homemade balsamic vinaigrette (Click here for the recipe)
Combine all ingredients, mix & serve immediately. Enjoy.