Pear, Celery and Walnut Salad

  • Pear, Celery and Walnut Salad

Pear, Celery and Walnut Salad


Photo:  Murray Lloyd
(serves 6-8)

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.