This spectacular salad is a gold medal favorite in our house featuring fresh juicy pears, candied pecans, crumbled Gorgonzola and raspberry vinaigrette on a bed of fresh greens. The original ― and still by far the favorite ― is from the Crow’s Nest in Santa Cruz, where the upstairs Breakwater Bar & Grill offers the salad as an entree with grilled skirt steak! We make constant re-creations of this meal-sized salad in our house and frequently bring friends to experience the original. Here’s how you can make this yummy salad at home too…
Fresh pears, sliced
Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Grilled skirt steak or chicken (optional)
Prepare a bed of mixed greens.
Top with a medley of pears, pecans and Gorgonzola.