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Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

with Bacon and Balsamic Dressing | Perfect for sharing

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Not your average salad! Crispy bacon, warm sliced pear and tangy blue cheese combine with pea shoots and a balsamic dressing to make an ideal side or starter.


Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time15 minutes
Difficulty levelEasy
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

60 grams

Bacon Lardons

1 unit(s)


40 grams

Pea Shoots

20 grams



30 grams

Blue Cheese


1 sachet

Balsamic Glaze

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)1051 kJ
Energy (kcal)251 kcal
Fat17.0 g
of which saturates5.0 g
Carbohydrate15 g
of which sugars13.0 g
Protein11 g
Salt1.3 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Frying Pan
Cutting board
Small Bowl
Large Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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a) Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium frying pan on medium-high heat.
b) Once hot, add the bacon lardons. Stir-fry until starting to go golden, 2-3 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook lardons thoroughly.
c) Meanwhile, quarter the pear lengthways (no need to peel). Remove the core and thinly slice lengthways into long slices.


a) Once the bacon is browned, add the pear slices to the pan and fry with the bacon until the pear has softened, 2-3 mins.
b) Transfer the pear, bacon and all the liquid from the pan to a small bowl and leave to cool for a few mins.
c) Meanwhile, roughly chop the walnuts.


a) Put your pea shoots into a serving bowl and spoon the pear, bacon and juices on top.
b) Finish with a sprinkling of walnuts and blue cheese.
c) Drizzle over the balsamic glaze. Enjoy!