This green salad is such an easy and tasty recipe for the holidays. With maple candied walnuts, a quick and easy vinaigrette and a good amount of gorgonzola cheese, it's healthy and delicious.
Melt the butter over medium-low heat, then whisk in the maple syrup.
Add the walnuts and let 'em cook, stir often, until the maple syrup has caramelized on the walnuts. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove from the heat and set aside.
Combine the Dijon, balsamic, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a glass jar with a lid. Shake the heck out of it until the ingredients are well combined.
Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Put your salad greens into a serving bowl.
Slice the pear and distribute over the top.
Crumble the Gorgonzola and scatter across the salad.
Add the cooled, candied walnuts.
Lastly, dress with a drizzle of vinaigrette.