Orecchiette salad with Pears & Blue Cheese

Orecchiette salad with Pears & Blue Cheese

10 ounces dried orecchiette
4 large handfuls of mixed salad greens
2 pears, cored and diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
10 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
4 tomatoes, quartered
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, grated
8 fresh basil leaves, shredded
dressing: 5 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice – Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to directions. Place the salad greens into a large bowl.  Toss the diced pears with 1 tblsp. lemon juice in a small bowl. Top the salad with the blue cheese, walnuts, pears, pasta, tomatoes, onions, carrots and basil. Mix the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad, toss well and serve.  serves 4