This "salad and sandwich in one" features a hearty slice of peasant bread topped with sweet pears, pungent blue cheese, and peppery watercress. Look for artisan peasant bread in the bakery at your supermarket.
4 (1 1/2-ounce) slices peasant bread
1 1/3 cups coarsely chopped watercress
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 medium pears, thinly sliced
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
How to Make It
Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Coat each slice with cooking spray; broil 2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted.
While bread cooks, combine watercress, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; toss gently.
Place pear slices evenly on bread slices; top with blue cheese. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; top with watercress mixture. Serve immediately.