Pear, feta and walnut salad

    20 min

    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.

    16 people made this

    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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    Decrease salt to a pinch, 1/8 tsp, and a little less vinegar! It makes all the difference in the world, and you have a sweet pear puree to drizzle over your greens and fruit! Perfect!  -  27 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I did not care for this recipe. Making the nuts the way it says, when the sugar hardens, the pan and utinsels used are coated with an extremly hard sugar. I did not care for the dressing. I threw it out and made something different.  -  05 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    salad with fruit and feta was great. candied walnuts were perfect. the dressing was awful!!! replace it with something else and you have a great salad.  -  26 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)