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Recipe: Perfect Pear and Walnut Salad

Pear and Walnut Salad. This fresh green salad with pears, walnuts, dates and blue cheese is a fresh option for your holiday table! This salad is a fun alternative to my favorite green salad. It would be a great addition to your holiday table, or your dinner table in general this time of year.

Pear and Walnut Salad It's layered with fresh greens, sweet pears, cruncny walnuts, salty parm and tangy balsamic. The salad has the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and I love the blend of textures. It's one of those easy to throw together recipes that is set to. You can cook Pear and Walnut Salad using 10 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Pear and Walnut Salad

  1. It's 2 of Pears.
  2. It's 3 of to 4 tablespoons Coarsely chopped walnuts.
  3. You need 2 of to 3 tablespoons Feta or blue cheese.
  4. You need 1 of Salad leaves (endives, radicchio, arugula (rocket), mizuna etc.).
  5. You need of For the dressing:.
  6. It's 1 1/2 tbsp of * White wine vinegar.
  7. It's 1 of * Egg yolk.
  8. Prepare 1/2 tsp of * Dijon mustard.
  9. You need 5 tbsp of Olive oil.
  10. It's 1 of Salt ・ pepper.

This Pear Walnut Salad comes together very quickly and easily. Eat this Pear Walnut Salad as a side with your evening meal or with some soup for lunch. It can also be enjoyed on its own as a light lunch or dinner and it's perfect served up as a side or appetizer on your holiday table. This salad combines the peppery bite of arugula with the sweetness of juicy pears and the earthy crunch of walnuts.

Pear and Walnut Salad step by step

  1. Put the * ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add the olive oil little by little while whisking. Season with salt and pepper..
  2. Peel the pears, and cut in half lengthwise..
  3. Take out the core with a small spoon..
  4. Here it is, cored..
  5. Slice 5 mm thick. Put the salad leaves on a plate, add the pears, walnuts and finely crumbled cheese, and pour the dressing over..
  6. If you use pears that are a little bit on the firm side, they're easier to handle and have a nice flavor and texture to them..
  7. This is the feta cheese I used this time. Blue cheese is good too..

Add arugula and pears to bowl; toss to coat. I made candied walnuts in place of toasted walnuts and used part walnut oil with the olive oil for added flavor. I made double the recipe and have I usually make pear salad with arugula but didn't have any and tried this recipe instead. It turned out to be a hit with my dinner guests and I'll definitely. My favorite pear salad recipe, made with avocado, gorgonzola, candied walnuts and a simple vinaigrette.