1 head radicchio, cut into bite-size chunks
1or 2 ripe pears, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup walnuts
extra virgin olive oil
1. toast walnuts over medium heat, flipping periodically until they smell good. ( we use a dry cast iron skillet and it takes about 5 mins.. be careful because they're easy to burn.)
2. combine in a bowl the radicchio, pears, walnuts, and blue cheese. drizzle vinegar and olive oil over and a light sprinkle of salt and toss.
its good to make the salad about 10 minutes before you'll eat it.
we love this salad! it has it all; the bitter radicchio, the salty and creamy blue cheese, the sweet pear, the earthy walnut and the tangy vinegar! yum!
We also really enjoy the combination of sweet potatoes and fingerlings roasted in the oven with some olive oil and salt at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or so.