Roasted Pear Salad Recipe & Pear Health Benefits

Roasted Pear Salad is yet another example of simple ingredients yielding outstanding results.
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How A Pear can Improve Your Health + Roasted Pear Salad Recipe.

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Roasted Pear Salad is yet another example of simple ingredients yielding outstanding results.

Creamy Blue Cheese & Roasted Pear Salad

  • Author: Dr. Elise Ho
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Add a drizzle of rich balsamic glaze right before serving for truly outstanding results.



  • 4 cups arugula, washed and dried
  • 4 oz. creamy blue cheese, like Saint Agur French Triple Cream, divided into small chunks
  • 2 ripe red or green pears, cored and cut into equal-size wedges
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 T. really good extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (or spray with non-stick cooking spray).
  3. Arrange pear slices on sheet, leaving space in between to prevent overcrowding.
  4. Lightly brush each pear slice with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place in the oven and roast for approximately 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and flip each pear slice.
  7. Return to oven and continue roasting until evenly browned and soft, approximately 10 – 15 minutes. (Keep an eye on them the first time you make them as oven roasting times will vary).
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  9. Meanwhile, add 1 cup of balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  10. Stir frequently until the liquid begins to boil.
  11. Reduce heat to simmer and continue stirring until liquid is reduced to 1/3 of its original volume. The liquid will become thick and syrupy when it is ready.


To serve, divide arugula, roasted pear slices and blue cheese between 4 plates.

Drizzle with balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil and serve immediately with fresh-cracked black pepper and sea salt, if desired.

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Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy

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12 thoughts on “Roasted Pear Salad Recipe & Pear Health Benefits”

  1. Hi Elise,
    Thank you for writing about the benefits of pears. I love salads and especially arugula. This salad seems to be a delicious combination and I have to try this. My favorite food is a salad.
    Thanks for the recipes

  2. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Blue cheese is my favorite but I need to ask, Is there another type of cheese you can recommend for my lactose intolerant family members?

  3. Love this! I love salads, but here in MI, the winter months are hard for me. I need to add warmth to salads in order to eat them. Very easy recipe! Thank you!

  4. looks really yumm! will surely try this one out – I have a lot of lettuce wilted of course -can I use them

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About The Author

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in Mindset, Stress Management, Emotional Health and the Brain-Gut Connection to it all.

During Elise's 30+ years of experience she has been honored to work closely with health and wellness pioneers such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. John Gray, and several others.

Dr. Ho holds multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.