Updated Nov 24, 2014Chatelaine
- Measure chutney into a small bowl. Remove any big chunky pieces and finely chop, then return to bowl. Whisk in oil, water and pepper. Slice pear in half, then cut out and discard core. Slice each half into thin wedges. Slice beets into thin strips.
- Place greens in a large bowl. Add dressing and beets. Toss to evenly mix. Arrange on salad plates. Top with pear wedges and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.
A chutney dressing sounds exotic, but also time-consuming to make. Not so! We used bottled mango chutney for a flavourful dressing base. Tangy, jarred pickled beets go well with the slightly sweet dressing over mesclun greens
A day before serving, make dressing and slice beets. Cover and refrigerate both overnight. Toast pine nuts. Just before serving, slice pear and toss salad.
Toasted pine nuts
Place nuts in an ungreased frying pan over medium heat. Stir often until fragrant and lightly toasted, 4 to 6 minutes.