Corella Pear, Walnut & Gorgonzola Salad

By Ms.Gourmet on May 11, 2009 3:00 PM
The other morning I was doing my usual crazy mama thing (car, school, car, gym, car, grocery shop ) when I suddenly came face to face with a lovely pile of Corella pears. I was taken by surprise because this was the first time I had seen Corella pears for the season.


I'm not a huge pear-alone fan as I prefer to have my pears 'in' something like a torte, crumble or frangipane tart. But when it comes to Corella pears I just can't bring myself to cook them. Maybe it's the allure of their warm gorgeous tones that causes me to stop dead in my tracks so to speak - who knows!

Some things are just perfect and need to be left well alone. So this Corella pear, walnut and gorgonzola salad is me leaving well enough alone.

Corella pear, Walnut & Gorgonzola Salad

You could have this on it's own as a starter or you could serve it on some grilled sourdough bread and enjoy it as a light lunch. Delicious and moorish either way.


Wild rocket

Corella pears, quartered

Walnuts, shelled


Olive oil


Lemon juice

Sea salt & freshly ground pepper


1. Whisk the olive oil, honey and lemon juice together and season to taste. Cut the pears into quarters and remove the stems and pips. Using your hands tear the cheese into large chunks and then shell the walnuts.

2. Arrange the rocket, pear, walnuts and gorgonzola on a flat plate and then drizzle with the dressing. Finish with some freshly ground pepper and serve immediately.


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Recent Comments

  • Ms.Gourmet: Thank you Stacey for your kind words & feedback! read more
  • Stacey: Wow, this looks so beautiful! And delicious! Just came across read more
  • Ms.Gourmet: I love wild rocket in salads. If you are running read more
  • Ms.Gourmet: I agree Joan the sweetness of the pear works so read more
  • Ms.Gourmet: I love putting all sorts of fruit in salads. When read more
  • Madalene: Hi Nanette, Love the photos and the recipe look lush! read more
  • mycaribbeankitchen: Hmm nice recipe not sure i can get corella pears read more
  • Dee Wilcox: Beautiful photo! I have wild rocket (although I know it read more
  • Joan Nova: You made the right decision to let the pear stand read more
  • The Cooking Ninja: mmm...They are beautiful and very fragrant. :) Over here, they read more