This beautiful salad recipe and photo comes to us from Yelena Strokin of Cooking Melangery.
This Pear Arugula Salad is elegant and unusual recipe for dinner party salads or sophisticated lunch appetizer that will appeal to the eye as well as the palate. A luxurious creation from simple ingredients is presented to maximum visual effect and guaranteed to impress and please your guests.
ripe but firm pears
2-3 cups arugula
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 cup radish, sliced
2 Tbsp. Rosemary Fused Olive Oil
1 tsp Lavender Balsamic or Violet Balsamic or Red Apple Balsamic
salt and freshly ground pepper
honey for drizzling
lemon juice or Sicilian Lemon Balsamic
Cut pears horizontally into 3 or 4 slices depending on the size of your pears. Use a paring knife to cut out the cores. The pieces should look like O's. Leave the stem on the pop piece. Brush slices of pear with lemon juice to keep it from browning.
Toss arugula, radishes, walnuts, and blue cheese with vinegar, oil and seasonings.
Reassemble the pear, vertically, with the arugula-radish salad in between each slice. Drizzle with honey, and serve.