Pear and watercress salad

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

15 min

Serves

8

Pear and watercress salad

Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Ingredients

  • 10 cups watercress
  • 1 small head radicchio , torn (3 cups)
  • 1 pear , thinly sliced
  • 6 dried figs , chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces , toasted
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp champagne or sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 shallot , minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • DRESSING: Whisk vinegar, Dijon, maple syrup, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add shallot and thyme. Drizzle oil in slowly while whisking constantly.
  • SALAD: Combine watercress, radicchio, pear, figs and walnuts in a large bowl. Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat, and toss to combine. Reserve remaining vinaigrette for another use. Top with cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 163,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg.

Kitchen Tip: If you can’t find watercress in the supermarket, substitute baby arugula.