We love salad and cheese, so what would be better than to combine the two? This salad with Shropshire Blue is a year-round favourite at the Cottage. It’s made of a tasty mix of different lettuces, pears, grapes and, of course, cheese. Shropshire is a soft, mellow blue cheese made from cow milk. Although named after the county Shropshire, this cheese originated in Scotland and is now produced by different diaries in the UK. Together with a delicious mango and yogurt vinaigrette, this cheese beautifully contrasts with the freshness of the lettuce.

This salad with Shropshire Blue is made of a tasty mix of different lettuces, pears, grapes and cheese, tossed in a delicious mango and yogurt vinaigrette. #britishcheese #salad | countryhillcottage.com
This salad with Shropshire Blue is made of a tasty mix of different lettuces, pears, grapes and cheese, tossed in a delicious mango and yogurt vinaigrette. #britishcheese #salad | countryhillcottage.com

Salad with Shropshire Blue, Pear and Grapes

Instead of Shropshire, you can also you Stilton or a other mild-flavoured Gorgonzola.

Prep Time: 30 min

Servings: 4

Materials

For the salad

  • 250 g lamb’s lettuce
  • 1 small or 1/2 large head of iceberg lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 3 chicory hearts, cut into slices
  • 1 small juice pear, cut into cubes (We used a Williams pear)
  • 1 cup small seedless grapes, cut in halves
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) Shropshire Blue, cut into thin slices
  • freshly squeezed juice of 1 organic lemon

 

For the yoghurt vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp mango puree
  • 1 tbsp white vine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Tabasco sauce to taste

Instructions

1) Make the vinaigrette

Add the yoghurt, mango puree, vinegar, and oil into a mixing bowl and combine well. Season the vinaigrette with salt and Tabasco sauce.

 

2) Toss the salad

Add the lamb’s lettuce, iceberg lettuce, chicory, pear cubes and grapes into a large mixing bowl. Add 3/4 of the Shropshire Blue. Drizzle on the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Garnish with the remaining cheese and serve immediately.

 Tip: Rub the chicory with lemon juice to avoid it turning brown.

Difficulty: easy

Materials: lamb’s lettuce, Shropshire Blue

This salad with Shropshire Blue is made of a tasty mix of different lettuces, pears, grapes and cheese, tossed in a delicious mango and yogurt vinaigrette. #britishcheese #salad | countryhillcottage.com
This salad with Shropshire Blue is made of a tasty mix of different lettuces, pears, grapes and cheese, tossed in a delicious mango and yogurt vinaigrette. #britishcheese #salad | countryhillcottage.com
This salad with Shropshire Blue is made of a tasty mix of different lettuces, pears, grapes and cheese, tossed in a delicious mango and yogurt vinaigrette. #britishcheese #salad | countryhillcottage.com

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