Corky's Salad

Corky's Salad Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner
"It's surprising how often even accomplished cooks are wary of making their own salad dressings and settle for bottled ones. My daughters, Lori and Tracy, came up with a recipe that's so easy, yet always garners raves."


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 4 Minutes


1/2 small shallot, minced
1 rounded teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Champagne, sherry, or red wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
5 ounces mesclun salad mix
1/2 Bosc pear, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Crumbled Gorgonzola, to taste


1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a glass jar; cover, and shake until well blended.

2. Toss greens with desired amount of dressing in a large bowl. Sprinkle with sliced pear, cranberries, and cheese.