Strawberry Pear Salad Recipe

Strawberry Pear Salad

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Ingredients

Salad:
  • Mixed greens
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Grapes
  • 1 Pear
  • Candied walnuts
  • Raspberries (if you bought fresh have extra after making the vinaigrette)
Raspberry Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • A small amount of basil
Side:
  • Toasted baguette slices (I use whole grain)
  • Goat cheese

How to make Strawberry Pear Salad


Raspberry Vinaigrette:

In a blender or food processor, combine raspberry vinegar, raspberries, honey, and basil. Whirl for one minute or until well blended. With the motor on, add olive oil in a slow steady stream, whirling until dressing is smooth. Store, covered, in the refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.

This will make about one cup.

Salad:

This is a fairly simple process. First cut the strawberries and pear into thin slices and place them to the side. Wash the greens and put them in a bowl. Mix in the grapes, walnuts, and pear slices. Pour just enough of the vinaigrette into the bowl to make the leaves look wet. You don't want a pool of excess vinaigrette on the bottom of the bowl - it can be served seperately and added to the salad. Now place the raspberries and strawberry slices on top of the salad. Since they are fairly fragile, it might not be a good idea to mix them in.

Presentation:

Spread some goat cheese over the baguette slices and lay along the side of the plate.

  • theory
    theory says

    Nice. This reminds me of a salad I really like at a place called El Willy in Shanghai. If I was making this I'd add in red onion, cucumber, black olives, sundried tomato and lots of black pepper as a savoury group to balance out the sweetness of the rest of the ingredients.

  • corrinnej
    corrinnej says

    This is great!

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