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Roasted Grape Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese and Maple Dressing

This Roasted Grape Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese and Maple Dressing is packed with delicious roasted grapes, sweet pears and topped with a fabulous sweet and savory maple dressing. It's the perfect fall salad!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese, grapes, pears, roasted grapes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 661kcal
Author: Mary Ann Dwyer

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. red seedless grapes
  • 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 5 ounces mixed baby greens I used baby kale and spring mix
  • 1 ripe Bartlett pear cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil divided
  • 1 large shallot peeled and finely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Please grapes on prepared pan and drizzle with 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil. Toss to coat.
  • Bake for 2 1/2 hours until grapes are slightly shriveled.
  • While grapes are cooking make the dressing.
  • In a small skillet heat 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil over medium low heat. Add shallots and saute for 5-7 minutes until soft.
  • In a small bowl or jar combine 1/2 cup olive oil, maple syrup, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Add shallots and whisk together or shake until well blended.
  • Place greens on each plate. Top with some roasted grapes and sliced pears.
  • Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with some crumbled blue cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 721IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg