Blue Cheese and Pear Sandwiches

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 211
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 6.9g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 7.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 31.7g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 506mg
  • Calcium: 139mg


  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) slices peasant bread
  • Cooking spray
  • 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


  1. 1. Preheat broiler.
  2. 2. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Coat each slice with cooking spray; broil 2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted.
  3. 3. While bread cooks, combine watercress, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; toss gently.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. Serve with: White Balsamic–Dill Pasta Salad
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