Pear, Celery and Walnut Salad
This is my favourite winter salad. I often enjoy this salad as the focus of a meal with a piece of cheese such as a creamy blue or brie style but it is also really good with roast chicken. Its beauty does rely on fresh walnuts.
1 tsp honey
30ml (2 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
30ml (2 tbsp) walnut oil
15ml (1 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
flaky sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
2 pears (quartered, cored and thinly sliced)
juice of ½ lemon
95g (3/4 cup) walnuts (toasted)
3 celery stalks (preferably from heart,chopped)
6-8 large handfuls of baby salad greens, combined with assorted soft herb leaves (chervil, Italian parsley, chives, salad burnet)
· To make Honey Vinaigrette: In the salad bowl place honey, oils, balsamic vinegar and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
· Place pear in a small bowl and toss in lemon juice.
· Place walnuts, celery and pears into salad bowl, then place salad greens and herb leaves on top. Toss lightly to combine salad ingredients with Honey Vinaigrette.