Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad With Balsamic Glaze

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This Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad is an absolute flavor sensation and is the ideal dish to serve for lunch or as a main meal accompaniment.

The delightful flavors of pears and blue cheese marry together perfectly.

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Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Fall has officially arrived, and with it comes a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

This roasted pear and blue cheese salad is the perfect way to take advantage of the season’s offerings, with peppery arugula, sweet roasted pears, creamy blue cheese, and a rich balsamic glaze.

It’s the perfect easy weeknight dinner or elegant side dish for any special occasion. Enjoy!

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Roasted Pear Salad Recipe

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Roasted Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

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How Do I Make Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad?

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Roasted Pear & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad is an absolute flavor sensation and is the ideal dish to serve for a lunch or a main meal accompaniment.


  • 3 large firm pears, cored and cut into wedges
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 cup fresh arugula (rocket), washed and dried
  • 6 oz/170g blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  2. Arrange the pear slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet without overcrowding. Lightly brush the pears with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and black pepper, as desired.
  3. Place the baking sheet into the center of the preheated oven and roast for approximately 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn each pear over.
  4. Return the baking sheet to the oven and continue roasting for 10-15 minutes until the pears are evenly browned and fork-tender. Remove pears from the oven and cool slightly. Set aside.
  5. While pears are roasting, add balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir frequently until the liquid is reduced to 1/3 of its original volume. The liquid will be thick and syrupy when it is ready. Remove from heat and keep warm until ready to serve.

    Roasted Pear & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe
  6. Add arugula, roasted pear slices, and blue cheese to a large salad bowl. Add the remaining olive oil and toss to combine.
  7. Drizzle the warm balsamic glaze on top and serve immediately. Enjoy!

    Balsamic Glaze

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 6gSugar: 27gProtein: 11g

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