Toss the arugula, radishes, dried cranberries, and walnuts together and then top with the balsamic pears and a very small sprinkle of coarse sea salt. There’s something so refreshing about this pear, bleu cheese and arugula salad. The sweetness of the pear, along with the creaminess of the feta cheese, nuttiness of the toasted pecans, tanginess of the dressing and the peppery flavor of the arugula makes for an easy fall salad you’ll enjoy every time. ⅓ cup dry roasted, salted sunflower kernels Pear, Arugula and Feta Cheese Salad may just become a new favorite. Immediately spoon the glaze over the pears and toss them. Toss with cooked grains or cubes of tofu to create a substantial lunch. Read More The sweetness of the vinaigrette and crisp pear offsets the peppery arugula and tangy blue cheese - I also added in some butter lettuce to compliment the creaminess of the cheese. With peppery arugula, mildly sweet pears and crunchy walnuts, this salad is simple yet satisfying. 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