Friday, June 10, 2011

pear and brie salad with raspberry vinaigrette

turning on the food network and looking at blogs on google reader is becoming increasingly hard to do when one is trying not to eat flour or sugar and sees nothing but brioche broadcasted at every turn! Lord, help me!

but i'm doin' alright... and making some pretty good salads over here, some may say.

there's something really delicious about brie and pear. i'd like to eat brie baked in pastry but i refrained on this one. and jazzed it up with a homemade raspberry vinaigrette. tasty! here in our little guest house, i didn't have any raspberry jam or preserves, so i made my own little portion. but you could definitely use a pre-made jam!

break over. back to practicing. if you're in austin sunday and want to hear a pretty sweet mass and some incredible singing, come see G and i perform at the long center! more info can be found for this concert here.

pear and brie salad
for 2

fresh arugula
1 pear, sliced thin
a few slices of brie, room temperature is best
a handful of crushed walnuts

raspberry vinaigrette

2 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs raspberry jam

or if you're like me and find your pantry without jam... put a handful of raspberries (6-10) with a teaspoon of honey and two tablespoons of water in a sauce pan and reduce on medium-high until a jam-like consistency is reached (should make about one tablespoon.)


  1. Excellent! Love the idea of using raspberry jam for your vinaigrette.

  2. Sounds DELICIOUS! What a sad misfortune in the flour and sugar department...coming from a family of various dietary restrictions, my heart goes out to you!

  3. This is a classic salad. I'v ehad a lovely sandwich on raisin bread with similar ingredients before. Sorry about the bread but it really worked. It had turkey, too, which I don't eat any more.

  4. That is a gorgeous salad. I especially love the vinaigrette. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. Perfect, this is right up my alley. My boyfriend's parents loove brie, and I had it first at their house a while back. Love the walnuts on top and the balsamic vinaigrette(I always try to find an excuse to put balsamic on everything). :)