Now that I had my pear kimchi it was time to move on to the pear kimchi and blue cheese salad inspired by the Swish by Han . Sweet pear and tangy blue cheese is an amazing flavour combination that I never tire of and it works particularly well in the form of a pear and blue cheese salad so I was really enthusiastic about the idea of a pear kimchi and blue cheese salad! I kept the salad pretty simple, focusing on the pear kimchi and blue cheese that I added to some arugula tossed in an Asian style vinaigrette with a few garnishes. I have to say that the sweet and spicy pear kimchi and creamy and tangy blue cheese works really together in this salad and I was quickly going back for seconds!
Pear Kimchi and Blue Cheese Salad
Sweet and spicy Korean pear kimchi served in a salad with creamy and tangy blue cheese.
- 1/4 cup Asian vinaigrette (see below)
- 4 cups arugula
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 red chili pepper, sliced thinly
- 2 cups pear kimchi
- 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, tasted
- Toss the arugula, green onions and red chili pepper in the vinaigrette.
- Add the pear kimchi sprinkle on the blue cheese and sesame seeds.
A simple and yet tasty vinaigrette with Asian flavours.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic, grated
- 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon shallot, finely diced
- Mix everything.