The Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Port Dressing is a delicious blend of toasted nuts, blue cheese and fresh pear offered at Peacock Garden Café, the historic, garden-inspired restaurant in Coconut Grove. Family-friendly and packed with flavor, this salad is sure to please with its tasty port dressing and fresh ingredients.

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Port Dressing (featured at Peacock Garden Café)

Recipe by: Executive Chef Oscar del Rivero


Port Dressing

1 qt port wine

4 oz of red wine vinegar

4 shallots, minced

3 cups olive oil blend

1 cup dried cherries

1 oz. romaine lettuce

1 oz. radicchio, sliced

1 oz. endive, cut into ½ inch

½ pear, sliced

2 oz. walnuts, toasted and chopped

2 oz. blue cheese, crumbled

2 oz. port dressing

1 ½ oz. dried cherries


1. Reduce port in a saucepan over low heat with the cherries untilwell blended.

2. Combine lettuce, port dressing, half of the walnuts and bluecheese.

3. Season with salt and black pepper.

4. Top with reserved blue cheese, nuts and pear slices.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Executive Chef Oscar del Rivero at Peacock Garden Café.*