Pear, feta and walnut salad

Pear, feta and walnut salad


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About this recipe: A super-fruity salad, made by tossing together pears, salad greens, spinach, dried cherries, feta and sweet-spiced walnuts. Serve alongside the sweet-vanilla honey dressing.


Serves: 2 

  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 120g walnuts
  • 1 (411g) tin pears in light syrup, drained reserving syrup
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fat free vanilla yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 150g mixed salad greens
  • 150g fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 80g dried cherries
  • 85g crumbled feta cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Combine sugar, cinnamon and walnuts in a frying pan over medium heat. Mix together until sugar and cinnamon are melted and walnuts are evenly coated. Remove from heat. Spread walnuts on a large plate to cool.
  2. In a liquidiser, combine the drained pears, 75ml of the reserved syrup from the tin, vinegar, yoghurt, honey, salt, pepper, vanilla extract and nutmeg; blend until smooth.
  3. Assemble the salad by tossing together the mixed greens, spinach, pear slices, dried cherries, feta cheese and walnuts in a serving bowl. Serve with dressing on the side.

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