Blueberry and pear Waldorf salad
Blueberry and pear Waldorf salad

USA Pears, Milwaukie, Ore., has released four summer recipes designed for beginning- to intermediate-level cooks with easy-to-find ingredients.

The recipes are:

  • A beverage, Pear Lavender-Mint Spritz;
  • A salad, Blueberry and Pear Waldorf Salad and blueberry dressing;
  • An entree, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Sliders with Pear Ketchup (by John Therres of Renaissance M Street Hotel, Washington, D.C.); and
  • A dessert, Grilled Pears with Currants.

Since 2011, USA Pears has released a quarterly menu of recipes that are are created by chefs, recipe developers and bloggers for exclusive Pear Bureau Northwest use.

All of the recipes are at