Harvest Pear Gorgonzola Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Harvest Salad with Pear and Gorgonzola

This post is sponsored by DeLallo.

Sadly, not every fall meal can be a Thanksgiving feast. We need some wholesome, veggie-heavy dishes in there, too. So that’s what this pretty pear gorgonzola salad is for—the non-holiday, non-party days, when you crave something hearty and warm, but not take a nap rich.

Harvest Salad with Pear and Gorgonzola

It’s full of sweet, caramelized roasted vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, baby kale leaves, and dressed in a fresh thyme-scented golden balsamic vinaigrette. Golden balsamic is similar to regular balsamic vinegar, but it’s made with lighter (green) grapes. DeLallo makes the sweet golden balsamic I use.

And as much as I love all those things I just listed, the real punch of flavor in here comes from the  DeLallo Bold Gorgonzola SaladSavor I used. It’s easily one of my favorite finds this year.

Harvest Salad with Pear and Gorgonzola

The package has all the fun, gourmet toppings you’d need to spruce up a bag of lettuce and make a delicious salad in no time. It’s a lifesaver. The Bold Gorgonzola flavor I used here comes with tangy crumbled gorgonzola, sweet dried pear, and toasted almonds.

Harvest Salad with Pear and Gorgonzola

Whether you’re looking for a lighter meal, lunch, or a Thanksgiving side salad, give this pear gorgonzola salad a try this fall!

Harvest Salad with Pear and Gorgonzola

Here’s a video to show you how I made it!

Harvest Pear Gorgonzola Salad with Roasted Vegetables

This pretty pear gorgonzola salad is for—the non-holiday, non-party days, when you crave something hearty and warm, but not take a nap rich.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gorgonzola salad, hearty salad, roast vegetable salad, thanksgiving salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper

Harvest Salad:

  • ½ medium head cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • ½ pound carrots chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ pound Brussels sprouts quartered
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 4 to 5 sprigs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups loosely packed baby kale
  • 1 DeLallo Bold Gorgonzola SaladSavors

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the white balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside while you assemble the rest of the salad.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. On a large rimmed baking sheet (you may need two), toss the cauliflower, carrots, and Brussels sprouts with the oil and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and roast until tender and caramelized, about 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, toss the baby kale with the dressing. Add the roasted vegetables and toss to combine. Sprinkle the crumbled gorgonzola and the package of dried pears and toasted almonds from the SaladSavor over the top; toss. Arrange the salad on a platter if serving family-style, or divide the salad among 6 small serving plates or bowls. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.7g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 14.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 8.1g
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4 thoughts on “Harvest Pear Gorgonzola Salad with Roasted Vegetables

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  2. Libby Monaghan

    This excites me. I was invited to a Thanksgiving and I don’t want to bring anything that would step on anyone else’s toes–but still brings in something delicious and healthy. This is exactly what I’m looking for!
    I’ve never had a white balsamic, before! Is the flavor much different from the darker colored ones?

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