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Fresh Pear and Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

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This fresh pear and brie salad is drizzled with the most amazing fresh blackberry vinaigrette. It's a beautifully colorful salad that is absolutely delish!
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry, Brie cheese, pear, walnuts
Prep Time 20 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8
Calories 330
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 orange juice and zest
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt more or less to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper more or less to taste
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • 8 ounces mixed salad greens
  • 2 pears quartered and sliced thin
  • 6 ounces brie
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnuts
  • kosher salt to taste


  • Puree the blackberries and then strain them through a wire mesh sieve.
  • Combine the berry puree, honey, vinegar, honey, kosher salt, black pepper, orange zest and juice in a bowl and whisk while slowly pouring a steady stream of the olive oil.
  • Taste to check seasonings, adjust if needed and set aside.
  • Divide the greens among plates.
  • Quarter the pears and remove the center core/stem. Slice the pears into thin pieces, arrange on top of the greens and sprinkle with a little kosher salt. Slice Brie and scatter evenly.
  • Drizzle with the blackberry vinaigrette and garnish with the toasted walnuts.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 518IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg