Toasted soda bread with blue cheese & pear

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

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:2 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 378
  • fat 18g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 36g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 14g
  • salt 1g


  • 2 slices seeded wholemeal soda bread (see goes well with)
  • 50g Danish blue cheese
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 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)
  • 20g walnuts, roughly chopped


Packed lunch

If making a packed lunch, spread the toast with the cheese and take the salad, pear and nuts with a separate pot of dressing. Slice the pear just before eating to preserve the nutrients and prevent it going brown.



  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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