Pear and Walnut Salad

Pear and Walnut Salad

The fragrance and sweetness of European pears matches well with this vinegar and mustard dressing.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Coarsely chopped walnuts
3 to 4 tablespoons
Feta or blue cheese
2 to 3 tablespoons
Salad leaves (endives, radicchio, arugula (rocket), mizuna etc.)
to taste
For the dressing:
* White wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons
* Egg yolk
* Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon
Olive oil
5 tablespoons
Salt ・ pepper
to taste


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.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is one of my family's favorite salads.