Souplantation Pear and Pecan Salad w/Crumbled Cheese

Souplantation Pear and Pecan Salad w/Crumbled Cheese

12 ounces romaine lettuce or more
1/4 cup pecan halves toasted
16 ounces canned pears chunks drained juice reserved

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard – pale
1 teaspoon peanut oil or walnut oil
3 tablespoons pear juice approximately 1/4 teaspoon honey or to taste
1 tablespoon blue cheese finely crumbled, optional

They had a new salad at the Souplantation (called Sweet Tomatoes in Ft
Lauderdale). This is my approximation of it. You may want to add more oil
than I oil.

Served with a baked potato for a light meal.

Mix the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the dressing ingredients,
adding pear juice and honey to sweeten and moisten. Add crumbled cheese to the dressing then combine with the salad and toss.

Let stand about 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 2 to 4