Goat's cheese and pear starter salad

    10 min

    Goat's cheese and pears are a flavour combination match made in heaven. This is such a wonderfully versatile dish that can be plated as individual portions or served as a 'help yourself nibble' during pre dinner cocktails.

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    Serves: 6 

    • For the salad
    • 1 (140g) packet rocket leaves
    • 3 large conference pears, cored and thinly sliced
    • 450g goat's cheese
    • 220g dried cranberries
    • 220g toasted walnuts
    • For the dressing
    • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 7 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

      For the salad:

    1. Divide the rocket leaves between six starter plates. Arrange the sliced pears in a pleasing way on top of the rocket. Crumble the goat's cheese on top. Sprinkle a few dried cranberries and some walnuts on each plate.
    2. For the dressing:

    3. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing into a screw top jar and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Drizzle over each salad. Serve.

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    Quick, easy and very tasty. Used it several times at dinner parties.  -  08 Aug 2014


    Easy to do and impressed my dinner party guests  -  24 Jul 2014