- 1 shallot
- 1 piece star anise
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tsp port
- 6 cups assorted baby greens, or packaged mesclun greens
- 2 firm-ripe pears preferably Bosc or Red Pears)
- 4 Belgian endives
- 6 oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
Chop shallot and crush star anise. In a blender, blend shallot, oil, orange juice and port until emulsified. Transfer mixture to a small bowl or jar and add star anise and salt and pepper to taste. Chill dressing, covered, at least 4 hours. Pour dressing through a sieve into a bowl and discard solids. Whisk dressing until combined well.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Halve and core pears. Cut pears lengthwise into 1/4" thick slices and arrange in one layer on baking sheet. Roast pears in middle of oven until pale golden, about 10 minutes and cool on baking sheet.
Wash and spin-dry baby greens and place in a large serving bowl. Thinly slice endives and add them. Toss well. Add pears and Gorgonzola, drizzle with dressing, and toss well. Serve immediately, passing extra dressing.
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Source: Global Gourmet
Submitted By: Marlen
Endive, Roasted Pear and Gorgonzola Salad