A beautiful recipe inspired by a recent holiday to Crete (staying in the village of Almyrida), where we experienced the most amazing mediterranean flavours … this classic Cretan salad is a winner and a must try.

I am thrilled to share this amazing flavour combination with all those salad lovers out there, the secret is the addition of beautifully creamy roquefort (blue cheese) and a basil dressing.


Pear and Roquefort (Blue Cheese) Salad

'Almyrida' Pear and Roquefort (Blue Cheese) Salad

Absolutely delicious served with any protein, particularly good with grilled lamb or prawns.
Prep Time 15 minutes



  • Mixed Lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium Pear, thinly sliced or julienned
  • ¼ cup Dried Figs, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Dried Cranberries
  • ¼ cup Walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 200 g Roquefort (Blue cheese), chopped 
  • ½ cup Basil Dressing

Basil Dressing

  • 1 bunch Basil
  • cup Olive oil 
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Manuka Honey
  • cup Water



  • Place leaves in a large salad bowl
  • Add dried fruit, nuts, pear and cheese
  • Drizzle with dressing and gently toss

Basil Dressing

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until well combined.