Warm Pear and Hazelnut Salad

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The crunchiness of toasted hazelnuts and creamy tang of blue cheese go perfectly with pears. This salad main can easily serve eight as a starter course. Be sure to use pears that are ripe but firm to the touch.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 pears (such as Bartlett), cored and cut in 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 3 1/2 oz Cambozola cheese broken in chunks
  • 1/4 cup skinned toasted hazelnut

Method

In skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook pears for 1 minute. Add 1 tbsp of the vinegar and brown sugar; toss to coat. Cook until fork-tender, about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together olive oil, remaining vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Toss with arugula. Divide among 4 plates; sprinkle with cheese, hazelnuts and warm pears.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 551 mg
  • Sugars 14 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 365.0
  • Total fat 29 g
  • Potassium 416 mg
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 12.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 35.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 23.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 27.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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