I created this simple pear salad as an accompaniment to a cheese fondue. The pear makes an extremely refreshing salad that not only works well with cheese but is an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats such as lamb cutlets.
Prep: 5 minutes
4 pears, cut into slices 5mm thick, retaining the shape of the pear (discard the core),
juice of 1/2 lemon
50g baby spinach
4 tbsp roasted walnuts, roughly chopped
maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp runny honey
11/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, crushed (optional)
50ml white wine vinegar
150ml extra virgin olive oil
Dressing: Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a container until well combined. Use at once or mix together again before serving. I prepare my dressing in a jar and shake it vigorously.
Pear Salad: Slice the pears lengthwise, retaining the shape of the pear into pieces 3-5mm thick (discard the core). Toss the slices in the lemon juice. Place the remaining ingredients in a salad bowl and toss well. Scatter the pear slices throughout the salad. Drizzle over a little salad dressing. Serve