Toasted soda bread with blue cheese & pear

Toasted soda bread with blue cheese & pear

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins


Serves 2

This simple veggie lunch uses healthy seeded soda bread, a rich Danish blue cheese and fresh fruit for a salty-sweet combo, topped with crunchy walnuts

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal378
  • fat18g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre8g
  • protein14g
  • salt1g
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  • 2 slices seeded wholemeal soda bread (see goes well with)
  • 50g Danish blue cheese
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

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  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of English mustard powder
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated
  • 85g bag mixed leaf salad (choose one with curly endive and radicchio)
  • 1 large or 2 small pears, halved, cored and sliced (no need to peel)



    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 20g walnuts, roughly chopped



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…


  1. Toast the bread while you make the dressing: mash 15g blue cheese with the oil, vinegar, mustard powder, garlic and 1 tbsp water.

  2. Pile the salad leaves onto two plates. Spread the remaining cheese over the toast (it doesn’t matter if it goes cold), top with the pear and scatter with the walnut pieces. Drizzle the dressing over the salad leaves and serve.

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1st May, 2018
Hi! are we spotted to use 50g of cheese or 15?
1st Mar, 2017
Delicious. I used dolcelatte as I had some in, and it is my favourite blue cheese anyway. I ate it with a couple of slices of homemade soda bread.
5th Jan, 2017
Absolutely delicious! Would also make a great starter! I had blue cheese though my partner had feta as he doesn't like blue. He loved it too.
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