Baby Kale and Pear Salad With Mustard Walnut Vinaigrette Baby Kale and Pear Salad With Mustard Walnut Vinaigrette

Baby Kale and Pear Salad With Mustard Walnut Vinaigrette | Food styling by David Grenier | Prop styling by Andrea McCrindle Image by: Jodi Pudge

Walnuts and mustard make an exceptional flavour match. Pairing this walnut oil dressing with crisp, juicy pear slices creates a rich yet refreshing dish. Drizzle leftover vinaigrette over steamed green beans, roasted cauliflower or baked white fish.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Mustard Walnut Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup walnut oil
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 1 clove garlic , finely grated or pressed
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Salad:
  • 8 cups baby kale
  • 2 Bosc pears , cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyère cheese

Method

Mustard Walnut Vinaigrette: In small bowl, whisk together walnut oil, canola oil, mustard, honey, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Salad: In large bowl, combine kale with pears. Add half of the dressing, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts and Gruyère.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: If you like a heartier salad, try this recipe with green or purple kale. Use a whole bunch, ribs removed; wash and tear the leaves. To tenderize, massage the leaves until bruised, about 1 minute, before dressing.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 187 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 239
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Potassium 225 mg
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 21
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 25
  • Vitamin C 50
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Baby Kale and Pear Salad With Mustard Walnut Vinaigrette

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