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Ontario Pear, Stilton and Kalae Salad

No boring salads here! This Ontario Pear, Stilton and Kale Salad is full of robust yet balanced flavours. The Ontario pears add a refreshing burst in every bite, and the Stilton cheese and roasted walnuts adds a warm, heartiness to the dish. This is a great recipe if you are craving an extra delicious lunch or to serve as a starter salad to guests before the main meal. You could also add a favourite protein and turn this recipe into a healthy dinner.

You can try this recipe with a variety of different Ontario grown pears and make it original to you and your tastebuds. Find a list of the different varieties of pears here. 

4 servings

Ontario Pear, Stilton and Kale Salad
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  • 4 cups packed, coarsely chopped, trimmed kale (1 small bunch)
  • ½ small fennel, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 firm, ripe Ontario Pears, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup (125 mL) crumbled Stilton cheese (about 3 ozs/ 90 g)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine dressing ingredients, mix well; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine chopped kale, fennel and red onion. Toss with half dressing. Let stand at least 15 minutes at room temperature to soften kale.
  3. Just before serving, divide kale mixture evenly between 4 plates, top with sliced pears, cheese and nuts. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Serve immediately.


Nutrients per serving (1/4 recipe): 375 calories, 29 g total fat, 432 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrates, 6 g fibre, 8 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Good source of folate and calcium.

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