Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pear and Walnut Salad

When you have pears and walnuts lying in you refrigerator and noone in the family wants to eat it. You can always turn it into an interesting Salad.
A refreshing Mediterranean summer salad of sweet pear and crunchy walnuts, with a sprinkling of crumbly, salty Feta Cheese.

For the dressing:
20ml olive oil
2 tsp parsley chopped
60ml vinaigrette
(40ml oil + 20 ml vinegar)

For the Salad:
300g pears
80g fennel
80g walnuts, peeled
120g rocket leaves
150g feta cheese (crumbled)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper powder
15g Parmesan cheese grated (optional)

To make the dressing:

  • Whisk the parsley in the olive oil and vinaigrette. Set aside.

To assemble the Salad:

  • Cut the pear and fennel into thin wedges.
  • Put in a chilled salad mixing bowl.
  • Add the walnuts, rocket leaves, crumbled feta cheese and salt and pepper.
  • Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

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