Sense the romance of warm California or Mediterranean sunshine with this light fresh pear salad!
Author: Walnut Marketing Board/California Walnut Commission
Serves: 8 person(s)
Preparation Time: 35 mins
4 cup salad greens, washed
4 Bartlett or Anjou pears
2 oz goat cheese or chevré
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sugar (optional)
1 Tbsp olive oil
Meanwhile, arrange 1/2 cup salad greens on each of eight plates; set aside.
Cut pears in half lengthwise. With a melon baller, remove seeds and make a small, round cavity in each pear half.
Cut cheese into eight pieces; shape each into a ball. Roll in walnuts and place one in each pear cavity. Arrange pears on lettuce.
Pour vinegar into a small bowl; add sugar, whisking until dissolved.
Add oil in a fine stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Drizzle evenly over pears; sprinkle with any remaining walnuts.
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