Vertical Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Prep 10 mins
Total 10 mins
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Impress your dinner guests with this amazing Vertical Pear Blue Cheese Salad! It’s so easy to make and incredibly delicious.

Love the pear and blue cheese combo? Be sure to try this easy recipe for Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Flatbread. 

Vertical Pear Blue Cheese Salad

Slice a pear into three slices as seen above and fill with salad. 

Pear Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

This Salad Appetizer Is Easily Customizable

Swap the salad recipe to feature any cheese or nuts you prefer. Other great options would be goat cheese and walnuts. 

Yield: 1 Pear

Vertical Pear Salad

Easy Pear Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Impress your dinner guests with this amazing Vertical Pear Blue Cheese Salad! It's so easy to make and incredibly delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 4 smooth skinned pears
  • 2-3 cups watercress
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • vinaigrette dressing
  • honey for drizzling
  • lemon juice


Cut pears horizontally into 3 or 4 slices depending on the size of your pears. Use a paring knife to cut out the cores. The pieces should look like O's. Leave the stem on the pop piece. Brush slices of pear with lemon juice to keep it from browning.

Toss watercress, pecans, and blue cheese with dressing until coated.

Reassemble the pear, vertically, with the watercress salad in between each slice. Once assembled, drizzle with honey, and serve!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 7gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g


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41 Responses
  1. Vicky Robinson

    Just came across this on Pinterest, it looks fabulous and I’m definitely going to try this. It being Christmas time and all I may even find a partridge for my “Pear Tree”.

  2. Valda Jean Combs

    I love the presentation but this salad is getting the Mason jar treatment so I can take it for lunch! Thank you.

  3. Julia

    This is truely amazing! But all I am asking myself at the moment is: how the hell are you going to eat that without making a mess? :)

    And gosh, can I relate to your story. But actually my parents told me Mia (a hairy, crazy terrier dog) is not sister, rtaher she’s there to replace me after I left home. And that’s what she does. She took over my FAVORITE armchair which I have been watching TV in for about the first 18 years of my life …

  4. Emily:

    This is the cutest salad I’ve ever seen! I shared this recipe on my latest meal plan, thank you!

  5. Lenggai@popty-wopty

    this is wonderful, extraordinary and looks very refreshing and appetizing! unfortunately, pears are not grown here in our place (Philippines). Nonetheless, will definitely try this. thanks for the recipe! cheers! :-)

  6. Justin Winokur

    I read this a while back and my girlfriend and I did something inspired by your post. We did it with spinach and toasted pine nuts. We also skipped the honey and used orange juice instead do lemon juice (we had extra). Finally, we used toothpicks to hold it together (but told the people eating it so they knew the expect a toothpick or two).

    You can read all about it on my cooking notebook/blog at

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