Pear, walnut, grape and rocket salad

March 21 2012
by emma

Here’s a fresh, delicate, little salad we had the other day and both loved.  The peppery rocket, sweet, crisp pears and grapes, crunchy walnuts and creamy, salty Parmesan went so well together with the subtly sweet and tangy dressing.


1 large, ripe but still crisp green or brown pear, sliced thinly
30g chopped walnuts (toast them if you like)
240g red or black seedless grapes
100g washed and dried rocket
25g shaved Parmesan cheese


10mls rice malt syrup, honey or agave nectar
5mls Dijon mustard
1 x 20ml tblspn white wine vinegar
2 x 20ml tblspn extra virgin olive oil

Place rocket in a bowl.  Shake dressing ingredients together in a small bottle or whisk together in a small bowl if preferred.  Add enough dressing to rocket to coat nicely then mix together with hands, leaving a bit of dressing aside.

Place dressed rocket on two plates and the rest of the ingredients over the top.  Drizzle with extra dressing.

Serves: 2

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Emma-that is one beautiful, and refreshing salad for sure. The grapes and pears are a wonderful combination. Love the dressing that compliments it so well!
    Have a wonderful Sunday, which you are already starting to enjoy there:DDD

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