Goat Cheese, Walnut and Pear Salad

Autumn is Pear Season and one of the best way to enjoy these fresh, aromatic, juicy fruits on a hot sunny day is to add them in a nice summer salad.  One of my favourite recipes is this Goat Cheese, Walnut and Pear Salad which is not only quick and easy to make, it is also absolutely delicious… a classic combination of flavours and textures.  Besides, this recipe works with either Baby Spinach as the main salad ingredients, or Rocket Leaves.

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INGREDIENTS [Serves 2 as Main Dish]

1 Pack of new potatoes

1 Tbsp of Walnuts

1 Bag of Baby Spinach or Wild Rocket Leaves

1/2 Roll or 1 Small roll of Goat’s Cheese

1 Pear

Olive oil

Salt & Pepper

 

TO PREPARE:

  1. Boil water in a medium-sized pot on medium heat.
  2. Wash the new potatoes then chop them in half lengthways.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add the chopped new potatoes.  Boil them for about 12 minutes or until they are done.
  4. Drain the new potatoes and then run them under cold water for 30 seconds to cool them down.  Set aside.
  5. Cut the pear lengthway, and remove the core, then slice them widthway into very thin slivers.  Set aside.
  6. Lightly crush the walnuts and then dry them in a pan until slightly brown, approx. 2 mins.
  7. Mix the new potatoes in a bowl with washed the baby spinach or wild rocket leaves.
  8. Drizzle 1 tsp olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper onto the mixture of new potatoes and salad leaves.
  9. Scatter the slices pears and browned walnuts on top of the salad.
  10. Crumble the goat’s cheese into little pieces then scatter them into the salad mixture.
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Goat’s Cheese, Walnut and Pear Salad

 

…. Enjoy with a glass of white wine!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Richard
    September 1, 2015 / 11:23 am

    Fantastic recipe. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

  2. Chrissy
    October 10, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    Bon Appetit! Thank you for sharing this inspiring feed 😉 x I like every kind of cheese especially goat’s cheese on salad.

  3. November 3, 2015 / 5:39 am

    I actually love goat cheese but I actually don’t know anyone who loves goat cheese as much as me! Will need to try this out because it looks so simple!

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