Dress 4 chilled salad plates with your choice of leafy greens. (I think arugula and spinach work nicely here, it adds a peppery dimension to the sweet and salty flavors.) Add sliced pears, chunks of blue cheese, crunchy walnuts, and a drizzle of Maple Syrup Vinaigrette and there you have it!
VINAIGRETTE: Place olive oil, red wine vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard and salt in a small jar. Cover with a lid, shake to combine. Drizzle over the salad.
Cook's Note: Make this salad just before serving, as pears go brown very quickly.