With all the business of the Christmas Holiday I’ve been engaged with so many activities that cooking has not been a priority. Therefore, today I’ll be revisiting a simple salad that I make for Christmas every year. I hope you enjoy it again…next time I’m making it with fresh apricots and brie wrapped in bacon or pancetta…
Bundle Wrapped Pear Salad
(this salad is made for 2 to 4 people)
1/2 cup creamy goat cheese
1-2 tsp tarragon (fresh or dried, mine is dried from my garden)
4 thin slices of bacon
salt and pepper to taste
2 to 3 cups baby greens
1/4 cup red wine vinaigrette
Preheat oven to 400 °F. Quarter the pear and remove the core section on each piece. Top each pear piece with an even distribution of the goat cheese, some tarragon and a pinch of salt and pepper. Wrap each pear piece in a slice of bacon until it is completely bundled.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes on the middle rack until bacon is brown and crispy. Serve right away on a bed of greens and top with vinaigrette. This little dish is sure to impress!