For a huge amount of time, gorgonzola was not available in Australia. It was a source of huge frustration for any foodie, particularly those who love cheeses. But over the years, the restrictions have been relaxed and gorgonzola now appears even on supermarket shelves.
Need I say that we love this cheese? Here is another salad that uses it. It is one of our simple salads and combines the cheese with some tomatoes and Chickpeas and/or White Beans. I like to use cannelini or haricot beans. If you can’t get gorgonzola, there are more cost effective Australian Blue Cheeses that are also divine.
Or other White Bean dishes? Try Greek White Bean Soup, Roasted Red Pepper Salad with White Beans and Mozzarella, Grilled Eggplant Salad with White Beans, and Easy White Bean Salad.
Gorgonzola and White Bean Salad with Chickpeas
Mix some crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese, with chopped tomatoes, chickpeas and/or white beans, sliced red onion, olives and capers. Add a little green, either lettuce leaves or herbs. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Dress with a vinaigrette dressing. Or drizzle liberally with extra virgin olive oil and then add a squeeze of lemon.
Leave off the onion if you prefer.